Thread: Where is

Apparently there is no way to access an Apple map from a desktop computer.

I’d love to try pointing to an Apple map from a blog post, so we could do a realistic A-B comparison with Google maps, which of course can be accessed from anywhere from a web browser.

Pet peeve: Google Maps may have a serious problem with embedding. When I embed a bit of a map in a blog post it loses its position. For example, if you expand this headline you’ll see a map of Bandley Drive in Cupertino. (If you scroll around you’ll find it.)

  • A picture named where.gif

That might seem like a small thing, but I’m kind of a perfectionist. I insist on having my maps actually show the place I’m trying to show you. 🙂

Anyway — it would be great to be able to try Apple Maps on my Mac or even a Google phone!

Update: Turns out that Apple maps redirect to Google on the desktop.


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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