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Google Maps Icon for iOS6 app.

Google Maps for iOS 6 Released and the Onion Parodies Apple Maps

iOS6 iPhone users, rejoice!  Back in September Apple dropped Google Maps as the default mapping and navigation app when it released iO6, instead replacing it with an in-house mapping app.  After months of speculation and anxious waiting, Google Maps for iPhone and  iPod Touch has been released (unfortunately, a larger […]

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Apple's default map app with iOS 6

Maps with Apple, Google, and Amazon

Today marks the latest release of Apple’s mobile operating system which also means the default map app on the iOS devices changes from Google to an Apple version.  Google’s Map app was the preloaded mapping app for iPhones and iPads but Apple made the move earlier this year to dump […]

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OpenStreetMap on MapBox Streets.OpenStreetMap on MapBox Streets.

OpenStreetMap: Grassroots Mapping

OpenStreetMap was founded with the goal of creating and providing free geographic data to whoever wants it. With an army of 5,000 volunteers who hit the streets around the world with GPS units to capture street segments or who participate in applying attribute information to collected data, the project has […]

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Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Avoiding the Google-Apple-Facebook Trap: How Enterprises Can Provide Their Own Mobile Solutions – a whitepaper by Dr. Alexander Koeppen and Michael Heinzel. Feature rich smartphones with state-of-the-art operating systems have become the dominating access device for the Internet worldwide. This development has opened up a multi billion dollar business – especially […]

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Of Interest: Flood Map, iPhone Tracking Update

Of Interest: Flood Map, iPhone Tracking Update

Esri has released an online Flood Map to track observed flooding locations (point locations symbolized by categorized flooding intensity), precipitation reports, and social media (Twitter, YouTube, Flickr) posts about the situation in the Midwest.  Satellite, topography, and street data can be toggled on and off as the base layers. Flood […]

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Geospatial Redux: Apple bans located-based ads in app, OSM in the news

Geospatial Redux: Apple bans located-based ads in app, OSM in the news

ReadWriteWeb has noted that Apple appears to have banned location-based advertising in their apps, “Apple has posted a shocking, if vague, warning to iPhone app creatorsin its developer forums: submit an app that uses user location data “primarily” for targeting advertisements and that app will be sent right back to […]