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List of all mapping start-ups acquired by Apple

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When Apple launched its Maps back in 2012 it quickly became the laughing-stock of the internet. Streets and town were missing, famous landmarks were misplaced or distorted… Apple proved to the whole industry that creating a really good global mapping service is harder than one can expect.

Today Apple Maps is a different story. After a terrible start in September 2012 the company hired hundreds of people to its maps department. It gradually fixed most of the errors asย users submitted them. But most of the Apple Maps technologies and features come from acquisitions…

Here is a list of all mapping start-ups acquired by Apple and why Apple needed it:

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#GeoChat summary: Addressing the World with What3Words

Last Thursday on #GeoChat, Chris the CEO of what3words joined us to discuss the need for a better addressing system.

What is #GeoChat again?

Lets get it started!

Why does the world need a 3 word address?

And that twitter poll comes in handy

Postal addresses don’t work as well as we might think they do!

agricultural applications are a good example of the limitations in our current postal system.

What3Words across the world

And its going to be available in many more languages

Speaking of Greek ๐Ÿ˜‰

Industry talk!

Indoor addresses?

The API model

Interesting use cases

Isn’t this cool?

Okay, how about writing a song?

The Vision!

Oh and one last thing

Until the next #GeoChat

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