Apple’s New Maps Software Appears To Use OpenStreetMap and TomTom

A new webpage surfaced that appears to be the official citations listings for Apple’s new mobile mapping software, Maps. Lo and behold, the page credits TomTom, the Dutch manufacturer of popular GPS car navigation devices, and OpenStreetMap, the global open source digital mapping project.

Several tech bloggers had opined that Apple Maps, unveiled on Monday afternoon, could spell trouble for TomTom’s own business, but in fact it seems as though Apple is actually working together with TomTom. Apple previously used OpenStreetMap without properly attributing it a version of its iPhoto software for the new iPad, although Apple eventually credited OSM for the data.