“Apple is being blocked from capturing 3D, aerial footage of Norway capital Oslo for its iOS and Mac Maps applications, according to Norway-based newspaper Aftenposten,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“According to today’s report, Norway’s National Security Authority is not allowing Apple from capturing the 3D data needed for the feature. Apple uses small aircraft equipped with advanced camera systems and actually flies them around buildings,” Gurman reports. “The data is then processed at Apple and formatted for the Maps app.”

Gurman reports, “A Norway government official confirmed that it is blocking Apple because it does not want the company potentially mapping out confidential buildings and security measures within Oslo. Aftenposten provides the example of Norway not wanting Apple to film the headquarters of its intelligence teams, a building already banned from photographers… Because of the ban, Apple is working with the United States Embassy in Norway to resolve the issue.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]