Apple's (AAPL) decision not to use Google Maps (GOOG) in its iPhoto app may have been motivated...

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Apple's (AAPL) decision not to use Google Maps (GOOG) in its iPhoto app may have been motivated by Google's decision to start charging high-volume developers for access. This decision could backfire, suggests TechCrunch's Josh Constine, given the improving quality of open-source mapping platform OpenStreetMap. Both Apple and location check-in service Foursquare are now leveraging OpenStreetMap for app projects.