Japan, Germany and USA Secret Places in Apple new 3D Maps
Turkish website Sosyalmedya accused Cupertino company of harming national security. It is because of the unveiled secret palces Apple new 3d maps for the iPhone and iPad running iOS 6. This was after seeing detailed images of Imrali island on which situated the specially protected security prison.
Turkish law does not authorize detailed pictures of the area, and all the other major suppliers of mapping data respected the ban. In particular, in Nokia and Google maps these plots are highly diffuse and there is not available detailed image of the area.
You can also find detailed images of secret places of other countries on new Apple 3D maps. In particular, the standard application in iOS 6 shows detailed pictures of Minamitorishima Island, the most remote from the main Japanese islands and with the best Air Force Base on it. On the Google maps the island is blurred. In addition, you can also see other secret places on Apple 3d maps you can see the detail airfield of NATO in Geilenkirchen (Germany) and the U.S. Air Force base in Aberdeen (USA).
As Google noted they received satellite imagery and aerial photography data from various sources, including such major suppliers as Terrametrics, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye (the last two are in the process of association). Depending on the situation, some of the pictures may be understated, and Google determines itself in which cases replace them with more detailed, and when to leave as it is. The representative of the search giant said that the company is in constant interaction with the public authorities in different countries on this issue, but denied that the company has ever covered any of their demands.
Nokia has announced that a number of States provide them with a list of objects and places, the exact image of which is highly undesirable, and the company does not violate the requirements. Nokia gets satellite images from companies NavInfo, DigitalGlobe and Planetary Vision.
Apple representatives refused to comment on this situation. I think that Cupertino company has enough problems with errors in Apple 3d maps and unveiled secret places is not the only issue.