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iPhoto for iOS update gives proper credit to OpenStreetMap

05/04, 10:55am

Company violated OSM rules in original iPhoto release

Apple rectified missing credit to the OpenStreetMap Foundation with its most recent update of iPhoto for iOS, reports say. When the app was originally released in March, Apple left out attribution, despite it being a necessary condition of using OSM mapping data. The Foundation highlighted the problem in same blog post it used to point out Apple's adoption of OSM data.

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OpenStreetMap confirms Apple use, says it's out of spec

03/08, 11:55am

OpenStreetMap known to be used in iPhoto for iOS

Discoveries late Wednesday that Apple had dropped Google Maps data in iPhoto for iOS were reinforced Thursday after OpenStreetMap confirmed that its data was being used for the app. Information for at least non-US areas was being derived from the crowd-sourced mapping. While not said, any cosmetic changes were Apple's work, something it's allowed to do as long as it doesn't alter data.

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