It turns out it’s really hard to map the world. Along with their iOS 6 update, many amateur digital cartophiles were in for a rude awakening: Apple Maps, which looked so cool in Apple’s launch demo, are actually, and hilariously, a POS (Yes, I was wrong). And, in releasing what is essentially a half-baked beta of this in its rush to be free of Google, Apple has also released a torrent of user criticism. Digital maps are obviously a difficult endeavor, and the data from OSM and TomTom leaves much to be desired here. Read the full story at Tech Crunch.
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Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).