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Apple Maps data provider TomTom putting some daylight between the two companies

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Sep 2012, 23:33

The Dutch navigation company, TomTom sought to step away from the scorching criticism of Apple’s new mapping application...

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:25

30. KaiTech (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

The data set provided to Apple by TomTom is the tip of the iceberg.
The true secret is parsing the data and making it useful.

Here's how Google does it:http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/how-google-builds-its-maps-and-what-it-means-for-the-future-of-everything/261913/

I wager it will take Apple at least 2 years to even come close to Google Maps current quality.

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