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Apple Caught Using OpenStreetMap Data Without Attribution

CARL FRANZEN  Talking Points Memo

One major new feature of the new iPad unveiled by Apple in San Francisco on Wednesday was a new version of the company’s photo editing software iPhotodeveloped specifically for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system.

Apple showed off how iPhoto for iOS can be used to geo-tag photos, placing them on a digital map. Unfortunately for Apple, several bloggers quickly noticedthat the map included in the app bore an uncanny resemblance to theOpenStreetMap, a crowd-sourced mapping project that relies on location data provided by upwards of 400,000 volunteer contributors around the world.

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