ZDNet‘s David Braue posted a great report last week titled ‘Apple Maps’ worldview is now better than Google Maps,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In his summary Braue stated that Apple ‘had its share of problems, but Apple Maps is back with a vengeance. Powered by some jaw-dropping 3D graphics and enjoying an aggressive multi-platform strategy, Apple is finally set to redefine our geospatial expectations – and take Google down a few notches,'” Purcher reports. “Yes, Apple’s mapping team is hungry and back with a vengeance and today the US Patent Office published a whopping 28 mapping inventions from Apple with many of them covering those jaw-dropping 3D graphics and so much more.”

Much more about each of the 28 mapping-related patent applications in the full article here.