“As revealed in dozens of new job postings on its website, Apple is once again looking to improve its much-criticized Maps application by increasing the size of its team dedicated to verifying mapping data,” James Cull reports for MacRumors.
“The postings are for ‘ground truth’ local experts and regional managers in a number of different locations around the world, including several in the United States, Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Europe,” Cull reports. “The roles call for someone with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, prior experience in quality assurance and a ‘detailed knowledge of the unique features of your local area, including preferred place names, prominent businesses, public services, seasonal events, driving routes, landmarks, and road names.'”
Cull reports, “The company has acknowledged that it is working hard to improve its mapping services, which are coming to OS X Mavericks later this year. In just the past few weeks, Apple has been revealed to have acquired small mapping firms Locationary and HopStop as it seeks to improve its own services.”
Read more, including Apple’s job description, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]