• http://www.explore.to/usa/ Simon Temple

    I’ve noticed only recently that Google, “Places” is showing up in maps as rendered on third party sites. This should be reason enough to want to migrate, (Presuming you don’t want the double whammy of paying for access and upstreaming traffic to G).

  • http://www.pixelrage.net Pixelrage

    Google got greedy and started charging, this is only to be expected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OK42M52VJS2OAKNLPPQJ2YRJLU Tweedle

    Early response seems negative on the tiles on two fronts: 1) inaccurate data and 2) the look. 

    1) Seems to be answered, in part, by the OpenStreetMap/Jonathan Bennett post; Apple may be testing old data before going truly “live” with a map product.

    2) I think people are mistaking the purpose of the iPhoto maps versus maps intended for navigational purposes. The colored, sometimes even textured, land, with shades of lighter/paler roads and the “bookish” font seem appropriate: like a brochure of a park or a map in a book. I can easily imagine Apple generating different tiles for navigational purposes. But it does need work.

    Apple has a large challenge ahead of it. 

  • http://www.digitalocean.com/ Moisey Uretsky

    Bad move on google’s part to start charging for GoogleMapsAPI.