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  • Apple's Map Connect Web Tool Adds Support for Five New Countries in Europe

    As the Cupertino California company continues its internal mapping initiative, the company has added Maps Connect support for five new regions, allowing users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden to add and edit points of interest.

    For those of you who didn’t know, Apple debuted the Maps Connect Web tool last October in a bid to build out its PO database without going through third-party business listing aggregation firms. When it first launched, the service was limited to US users but has since expanded internationally and now incorporates listings from the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK.

    The search tool allows business owners to scan Apple’s database for known listings. If their business happens to be found, they can apply for ownership of the Maps property and after Apple cross-checks the ownership, allows the business owners to make changes to their listing. Owners will also be given the opportunity to register for integration though Apple is currently limiting submissions to companies with 1,000 or more locations.

    Apple still seems to have a long way to go to become a true Google Maps competitor but it seems to be headed in the right direction. We’ll have to wait and see what further progress the Cupertino California company makes.

    Source: Apple (Maps Connect Web Tool)
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