Open Street Map is Still an Apple Maps Data Provider

Open Street Map is Still an Apple Maps Data Provider

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In September, I noticed that Apple Maps had finally updated its data supplier info when it released iOS8. But as one of the few people on the planet actually keeping track of this stuff, there still were a lot of questions about which data was getting regularly updated and which was not:

“I am still puzzled over the old copyright dates for Acxiom (2012), Factual (2012), Localeze (2012), Yelp (2013) and Open Street Map (2011, 2012). It’s unclear if this means that this data is basically frozen in time, meaning no need to update these sources to get your data updated in Apple Maps, or if Apple just didn’t care enough to update the info.”

Today when I checked the Apple Maps Acknowledgements page I noticed the following new info:

  • Map data © 2014 OpenStreetMap contributors

The big news, for me at least, is that this confirms that Open Street Map data is still being used by Apple Maps. So if you are having mapping data issues (e.g. your street doesn’t show up on Apple Maps) then fixing them on Open Street Map is still worth doing.

Here’s what else has changed on the page:

  • Reviews from Yelp © 2014
  • Business listings data  © 2014 Acxiom
  • The following language has been added:
    // Data Source © 2014 TomTom based on – For Austria: © BEV, GZ 1368/2014. For Denmark: © DAV, violation of these copyrights shall cause legal proceedings. For France (navigation applications only): Michelin data © Michelin 2014. For Germany: GeoBasis-DE/Geobasis NRW 2014. For Indonesia: © Base data Bakosurtanal. For Jordan: © Royal Jordanian Geographic center. For Malta: © Mapping Unit, Malta Environment and Planning Authority. For Northern Ireland: Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland. For Russia: © ROSREESTR. For Switzerland: © Swisstopo. For The Netherlands: Topografische onderground Copyright © dienst voor het kadaster en de openbare registers, Apeldoorn 2014. For United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland): Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2014; Code-Point® Open data: Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2014; Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2014. // MultiNet North America – coverage of Canada: © 2006 – 2014 TomTom. All rights reserved. This material is proprietary and the subject of copyright protection and other intellectual property rights owned or licensed to TomTom.”

  • GeoBase has been deleted
  • This language has been replaced:
    “MultiNet POI NAM, portions of the POI database contained in Local Points of Interest North America have been provided by Localeze. // MultiNet® Europe, Data Source © 2013 TomTom based on: MultiNet® data of Austria © BEV, GZ 1368/2013; MultiNet® data of Denmark © DAV, violation of these copyrights shall cause legal proceedings; MultiNet® data of France © IGN France, Georoute © IGN France, Michelin data © Michelin 2013; MultiNet® data of Northern Ireland Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland; MultiNet® data of Norway © Norwegian Mapping Authority, Public Roads Administration / © Mapsolutions; MultiNet® data of Russia © ROSREESTR; MultiNet® data of Switzerland © Swisstopo; MultiNet® data of The Netherlands Topografische onderground Copyright © dienst voor het kadaster en de openbare registers, Apeldoorn 2013; Data for United Kingdom: contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013, Code-Point® Open data contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2013; Data for Germany: GeoBasis-DE/Geobasis NRW 2013; Data for Jordan:  © Royal Jordanian Geographic center; Data for Malta: © Mapping Unit, Malta Environment and Planning Authority. // MultiNet® South East Asia, Data for Indonesia: © Base data Bakosurtanal; Data for Macao: Macao Special Administration Region Government-Cartography and Cadastre Bureau; Data for South Korea: © SK M&C, 2013. // Data for Australia and New Zealand : ® Registered trademark of Telstra Corporation Limited (ABN 33 051 775 556).. “with this language:
    “North America Premium Points of Interest – coverage of Canada and/or United States: Portions of the POI database contained in Premium Points of Interest North America have been provided by Neustar Localeze. // TomTom North America HD Traffic: Portions of the data have been provided by Clear Channel Broadcasting © 2014. Clear Channel Broadcast-ing, Inc. All rights reserved. // MultiNet North America, Address Points, Post: © United States Postal Service 2014. // Data Source for Australia and New Zealand: ® Registered trademark of Telstra Corporation Limited (ABN 33 051 775 556). // Data Source for South Korea: Based upon electronic data © Mappers Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Korean Association Survey and Mapping Review Completed No. 2013-016 (2013-04-05). ”
  • david

    Thanks Andrew. Nice update