Apple iOS 6 Maps FailApple’s mapping technology has never been very impressive. Certainly not impressive enough to compete with the much more popular Google Maps, especially after the last revision to the service that made Apple’s mapping software almost unusable by many consumers. But the company is on a mission to change that, as shown by their latest acquisition of Locationary.

The Canadian startup is a big data mapping firm, and the latest of four companies to be bought out by the mobile device giant. The first were C3 Technologies, Poly9 and Placebase.

Locationary is a local mapping software that works by gathering the most up-to-date information on nearby businesses. This data is taken from multiple sources, aggregated and filtered, so the user always has the best possible recommendations. If something has been getting bad reviews in the past couple of months, moved locations or shutdown, you will be able to find out from Locationary before you waste a trip.

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