Re: The New Maps Rock
But, they do not rock with Koreans, with Liancourt Rocks showing up instead of Dokdo (on Google's maps, and both Dokdo and Takeshima on Apple's maps), on maps of Korea outside of Korea. Seems to be causing problems for Appke in Korea.
Apple uses the utterly rubbish excuse that it cannot use Kokdo on Korean maps because Korean law prohibits taking map data out of the country. Oh, so, we can SEE Korean words and names other than Dokdo, but not Dokdo. Lame excuse. Besides, when i was in China in August, Korean names shiwed up in googlemapps, so, why was Apple having a problem if Google was not, at the time?
Maybe there is more to the sacking of Korea's Apple head?
May really be maps related.
"However, Dokdo is not disputed territory, since it is officially administered by Korea and Japan merely insists on a flimsy colonial-era claim to the islets.
Tokyo nonetheless seems to have persuaded global tech firms like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo that it would be more "neutral" to use names that would appear to legitimize the Japanese claim.
According to reports on Thursday, Apple has decided to show both the Korean and Japanese names for the Dokdo islets in its new English-language mapping service for the iPhone, apparently under pressure from Japan."