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Apple's iOS 6 mapping debacle isn't good for users of its new Maps, but its opened them to a news world of specialized navigation apps and GPS features they wouldn't have considered.

Apple’s new Maps application has a lot going for it. It’s gorgeous, its vector maps make it faster than Google Maps, and it finally brings the platform alongside the competition as far as things like turn-by-turn go. But there’s a significant problem: Apple Maps are not reliable and are lacking when it comes to local landmarks.

Apple is working hard to fix the problem, or so we’re told, and it is the kind of service that requires a lot of real-world, user-contributed information to get good — something that Google has a long headstart on. But in the meantime, you need to get around. Here are 40 alternatives to suit all manner of situations, budgets and needs.

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Tags: ios, maps

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