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CARTOGRAPHY COMPARISON
GOOGLE MAPS & APPLE MAPS

INTRODUCTION

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TWO VERY DIFFERENT MAPS

Google Maps and Apple Maps:

The columns above look very similar – but would you believe that the maps are actually very different?

 

From icons:

 
 

To colors:

 

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To even what’s labeled on the maps themselves:

 

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As you can see, the maps are more different than they appear at first glance. And each map shows a surprisingly different view of the world.

We’ll be examining these differences, and many others, as we continue on...

 

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