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Why OpenStreetMap will beat Google and Apple

Often forgotten in the great Google v. Apple Map war of 2012 is another challenger — a platform that is far more suited for the ever-evolving needs of developers and the services they’re building, or one day hope to build: OpenStreetMap.

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A quick fix for an iOS map problem

As Apple plays catch up to Google Maps, there is one quick fix it can make: Let users make minor corrections and publish them immediately.

Road rage: ‘Amazing iOS 6 Maps’ Tumblr shows off best Apple Maps hiccups

As we all know, people don’t like change. And chances are, if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 6, you’re missing Google Maps. Apple’s Maps app is homegrown, organic, free-range, and not fed any geographical by-products. And yet, for many it’s just missing the mark. Here’s a funny, new Tumblr to help you with the road rage.

Google adds public transit data to Maps API

Public transit data, a key piece of the Google Maps experience, will soon find its way into third-party applications as the map-making experts at Google have just added transit to its Maps API.

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Map of the Dead helps you survive a zombie attack

Imagine the zombie apocalypse has finally hit and you’re scrambling to find shelter, food, and a sawed-off. In between shooting zombies in the head, you can grab a computer and go to Map of the Dead, a website that turns Google Maps into a zombie survival map.

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Google is adding more traffic data to Maps

If you live in a major metro, you might be more inclined to take surface streets over highways during rush hour. Google is now making that decision — and the decision about which roads are actually fastest — a lot easier with a new glut of traffic data.