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Apple Outed For Using Community Maps Project Without Credit

When Apple unveiled the new iPad this week, eagle-eyed pundits quickly figured out that the company had stopped using Google Maps for geo-tagging in its iPhoto app and had instead started using OpenStreetMap, a U.K.-based open-source mapping project.

Only problem was Apple didn't credit OpenStreetMap in its iPhoto, and this detail didn't escape the notice of the project's members. In a blog post entitled "Welcome, Apple", Jonathan Bennett of OpenStreetMap noted that Apple was using old data in its iPhoto demo.

"[The demo] is also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap’s contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there," said Bennett said in the blog post.

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