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Reporting Problems in iOS 6 Maps

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Apple’s new Maps in iOS 6 has received valid criticisms for a number of problems such as poor local search results. However, the new Maps app also allows users to quickly and easily report incorrect information back to Apple. For incorrect search results, labels, missing locations or problems with directions, simply tap on the curled page in the bottom-right corner of the main map screen and tap the “Report a Problem” link; for issues with a specific local search such as incorrect business information or location, a “Report a Problem” button appears at the bottom right of the information card. In either case, the Maps app will take you through a series of screens where you can provide more detailed information about the specific problem, such as adding a missing location, correcting an incorrect street name, filling in the correct business information, manually adjusting the pin for an incorrect location, or adding written comments as necessary.

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1

Ahh I see, “Distributed Quality Control”.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on September 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM (PDT)

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It should be said that reporting problems this way isn’t very easy.  Certainly if there were a desktop web interface to the same mapping information, it would often be easier to correct things there.  Also when reporting things that are missing from the POI database, which is the biggest problem as far as I’m concerned, the interface is less than great—drag the pin to the right location on the map?  Really?  You can’t supply a street address to locate the map first?

Posted by Glenn on September 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM (PDT)

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It is really more simple than that. Take this awfull #### app, work on it until it has some utility and in the meantime give us back our Google map app. Yes “Distributed quality control” ...whithout distribution of profits…

Posted by wsrmatre on October 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM (PDT)

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