Tom Tom, the in-car navigation service, is a data provider to Apple Maps. While it’s unclear how much business listing data Tom Tom is providing, my sources tell me they suspect that Tom Tom is supplementing listing data provided by other sources in the following countries:
While in many cases, TomTom appears to source its business listing data from third parties, it also provides the ability for businesses in the above countries (except for Canada and Russia) to add their listings to the TomTom database or update an existing listing. To do this go to Tom Tom Places and search for your company. If it’s not in TomTom’s database, then you can add it by entering your information here. Be sure to categorize your listing correctly when prompted.
If your business is displaying the wrong location on Apple Maps in one of the TomTom countries, you can try to correct the situation in TomTom’s database by using TomTom’s Mapshare Reporter. Mapshare Reporter allows you to enter an address and then file a report about what you think is wrong with the address. Warning: It does not appear to work with Chrome browsers.
At this point, it’s unclear how quickly TomTom updates its data, and how quickly TomTom updates make it into Apple Maps. Stay tuned…