Mapping Apps

  • Glitch in the Apple Maps app again guides drivers to US airport runway September 28, 2013

    Anchorage: To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been disabled. Officials, though, noticed the app...
  • Amid frenzy over map apps, new focus on 16th century world view May 19, 2013

    Washington: As online titans compete to deliver instant maps to smartphones, the Library of Congress in Washington is focusing attention on an antique "cosmology" printed in 1507 that serves as America's birth certificate. The black-and-white map created by Martin Waldseemuller, a French cleric, was the first time the name America had...
  • Apple in talks with Foursquare Labs on data map sharing: Report December 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Apple Inc is in early discussions with Foursquare Labs Inc to integrate local data into the company's mapping application, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the talks. Apple launched its own mapping service in early September, replacing popular Google Maps, which previously came pre-loaded in Apple devices,...
  • Nokia launches cross-platform mapping service 'Here' November 14, 2012

    San Francisco: Nokia introduced a mapping application for the iPhone and other platforms and rebranded its geo-location services under the Here.com umbrella as it sought to exploit a bright spot in its product mix. Nokia also said it was partnering with Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, and will acquire...
  • Taiwan asking Apple to blur satellite image in Maps app October 10, 2012

    Taipei: Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China. Defense Ministry spokesman David Lo said Tuesday that Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution...
  • Review: Apple maps app vs Google Maps app October 6, 2012

    Fremont: Apple's new maps app came out the day I started a 2,243-mile road trip through four states. As complaints about it trickled in and Apple's CEO apologised, I was left wondering whether people were using the same app I was. Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps...
  • Not yet offered new map to Apple: Google's Eric Schmidt September 25, 2012

    Tokyo: Google Inc. has not submitted a new Google Maps application to Apple Inc after the iPhone maker dropped the use of it in launching its newest device, the head of the world's top search engine provider said on Tuesday. "We have not done anything yet," Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt...