“Apple has for a long time hired engineers around the globe to contribute to making its Maps experience better,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“While positions for its team outside Cupertino usually consist of Maps Quality Analysts and Ground Truth managers that submit region specific corrections for Maps, a new job listing on Apple’s website hints at a ‘data-collection project’ planned for New York,” Kahn reports. “It’s the first to hit Apple’s site mentioning the data-collection project and specifically hiring for a Maps team based in New York.”

Kahn reports, “What data exactly is Apple collecting through its new data-collection project is anyone’s guess, but it does have a handful of new mapping features headed for upcoming iOS releases that come to mind.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]