• Rajesh Magar

    Interesting topic, but I have one question in my mind from long time. Who did this Apple, Google or any company get location details, I mean through the satellite they scanning all places and collect information or they make deal with government and get details about theses all physical locations.

  • FlavioTrillo

    Doesn’t the screenshot rather show the Korean name – in Korean – than the Japanese version? My Korean is very rusty, but the symbols here suggest, the label reads “Dokdo” -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liancourt_Rocks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Donelson/1401480685 William Donelson

    Welcome to the world of mapping. Ugh.

  • Matt McGee

    I suspect you’re correct, Flavio – thanks. I’ll update the text.

  • Marawan

    No offence, but I’m sure 99% of people living outside of Korea will not care about the name.

  • FlavioTrillo

    Thanks! I was wondering what the protest was all about – but if they don’t like how the islands are labelled for japanese users, it all makes sense :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002169157190 Sony Jim

    I guess if Google or Apple Corporations say something – then it can’t be refuted right? I mean those companies can rewrite history, alter maps and boundaries and inform us of absolute truths about everything…
    I recently saw some people complaining on the Whirlpool forum (a Telco forum) and on consumer rights sites like Complaints Board Australia ( http://www.complaintsboard.com.au ) about Apple maps and how broken the release was. But what I found amazing was how far the tone has gone regarding consumer sentiment about dominant brands like Apple, Google and Microsoft. People want more choice and companies to respect their wishes more.

    I wish we had a true open source alternative and I wished that Search wasn’t so controlled and dominated, that key Apps like Maps where not used to track people and that privacy was still a right afforded to all people.

    Meanwhile – this little mess up may be trivial to us westerners but for people living in SEA and East Asia who are currently in dispute over (potentially oil rich) islands the the American based Apple has stirred the pot just a little and gotten some free publicity to boot!

  • Rajesh Magar

    Hi all there,

    Can anyone please answer the question which I mentioned here?

  • Rajesh Magar

    Hi Matt

    Can you please explain little bit about the question I have.

  • Matt McGee

    There are mapping and satellite imagery providers all over the world. I don’t know who exactly would provide for that area, but you might be able to research it yourself — Apple Maps has a lengthy “credits” page in its Maps system, as I recall.

  • Rajesh Magar

    Alright Thanks.

  • Glenn Parizot

    OK, I’m really late to the party here, but I can read Hangul. Yes, it says “Dokdo” in Korean.