Apple Continues to Update its Map Service

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Apple Maps came with mixed reception; most were not happy that it seemed to be significantly less stable and reliable than Google Maps. With it, however, came a selection of features exclusive to Apple’s offering and many were impressed with one in particular: flyover. But flyover was only available in select cities, making what was already much more a “cool” feature than a “practical” one less impressive than it could have been.

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop says that Apple is indeed expanding its maps service greatly, however, with flyover being the center of attention. On top of that, Apple brought much-expanded coverage to Japan recently as part of an iOS update, adding toll road notifications, improved pronunciation, support for more 3D buildings. Included with recent background updates to Flyover are the following:

Added flyover support to cities:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Providence, RI
  • Portland, ME
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Albany, NY
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Hoover Dam
  • Modesto, CA
  • Stockton, CA

Expanded coverage in cities already supported:

  • Portland, OR
  • Boston, MA
  • Houston, TX
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Munich, Germany
  • London, England
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Lyon, France
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Toronto, ON
  • Barcelona, Spain

and cities with updated 3D buildings and turn-by-turn navigation:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Birmingham, England
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Lyon, France
  • Manchester, England
  • Milan, Italy
  • Munich, Germany
  • Rome, Italy

Do you live in any of the above cities? If so, let us know if you’ve recently noticed an improvement in Maps. That assumes, of course, that you don’t just use Google Maps without problem.

[The Loop]

 

 

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