Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Mac News > Apple hires for Maps 'ground truth' jobs outside Australia

Apple hires for Maps 'ground truth' jobs outside Australia
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2013, 04:49 PM
 
Apple has begun hiring for Maps "ground truth" workers in several more regions around the globe, expanding beyond recent Australian recruiting. The new regions include the US, eastern and western Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and the Middle East and Africa. In each case Apple is searching for a manager whose team is expected to test new code and data, comparing remotely-collected maps against "known truths" about a region's geography, as well as content in rival mapping applications. In the US, a team must use "local expertise" to gather additional feedback.

The hiring suggests that Apple is working quickly to try to improve the accuracy of iOS 6 Maps content. Complaints began almost immediately after iOS 6's release; the situation was particularly bad in Australia, where one inaccuracy stranded a number of people over 40 miles away from their destination, in some cases forcing emergency services to come to the rescue. Prior to iOS 6 Apple relied on Google for Maps data, which is generally considered more accurate.
     
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Mar 2013
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2013, 05:46 PM
 
The ironic thing about the job listing on Apple's New Zealand website (which I appreciate is just a filtered version from the main jobs site) is when you click on the details of it (https://jobs.apple.com/nz/search#&t=0&sb=req_open_dt&so=1&lo=0*NZL&pN=0) the job is listed as being based in "Auckland, Otago".

Auckland (the city) and Otago (the region) are in fact at opposite ends of the country...Auckland near the top of the North Island and Otago near the bottom of the South Island.

I'd suggest the first thing the NZ-based ground truth specialist work on is getting more accurate locations listed in Apple jobs ;-)
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2