Apple and its Maps product popped onto my radar last month. First, as part of the a response to a probe by the House Judiciary Committee into whether or not Apple had engaged In anti-competitive practices, the company revealed that it has spent several ...
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Where Would You Like to Place the Crimea on Your World Map?

Apple and its Maps product popped onto my radar last month. First, as part of the a response to a probe by the House Judiciary Committee into whether or not Apple had engaged In anti-competitive practices, the company revealed that it has spent several billions of dollars creating and improving Apple Maps. Wow, the price […]
      

A New Look at Apple Maps

Recently I was pleased to read a review in TechCrunch detailing how Apple Maps is attempting to change directions, by owning its mapping data and developing complex data compilation, handling, procedures and processes. The Company, reportedly, believes that doing so will help it to create an accurate and up-to-date spatial database for use in Apple […]
      

Addresses, Technology and the Map Wars

In my daily reading it is rare that I do not discover several new articles about Autonomous Vehicles (AV/), Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) and who is winning the battle for market domination. While I find the competition fascinating, I, also, find myself wondering more and more about the state of infrastructure that may be necessary […]
      

More on Spatial Databases for Autonomous Vehicles

Many of the companies now collecting spatial data to support the development of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles appear to be evolving their approach to match sentiments espoused in Nineteenth century literature where Mein Herr, a character in Lewis Carrol’s story “Sylvie and Bruno Concluded” (1893), said, “And then came the grandest idea of all! We […]
      

Measuring the Cost of Uber’s Push Into Spatial Data

The recent “news” stories that Uber was doubling-down and developing a spatial database to support the company’s mission seemed anti-climactic to me. After all, over the last two years Uber has undertaken numerous (perhaps that should be “nuberous”) activities to support its strategic initiative in mapping. What was newsworthy, apparently, is the fact that Brian […]
      
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