According to the BBC, anyone wishing to fly over Oslo to take pictures requires a license from the authorities and Apple has been denied the permit.
However satellite imagery, as used by other map brands, is not protected.
A security reporter, Henning Carr Ekroll said that there has been a major debate in Norway about security since Anders Breivik planted a bomb outside government premises in the capital before carrying out a separate killing spree at a youth camp two years ago.
He added that there has been concern also about how secure the government offices should be including physical security as well as aerial photography.
The report said that Norwegian companies have been previously allowed to take aerial pictures but Ekroll observed that there aren't any details for Oslo's particular areas.
Apple spokesperson did not comment on the matter.
--ANI (Posted on 13-08-2013)