Apple Adds New Flyover Locations to Maps, Siri Movie Showtimes in More Countries

Apple has added several new locations to its Maps Flyover feature in iOS and OS X, including three new areas in France, two new landmarks in Arizona, and several other popular spots in New Zealand, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Sweden. The new additions to Flyover allow users to take a close 3D look at the areas, zooming in on buildings and recognizable landmarks.

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Here's a full list of the new Flyover locations:

- Avignon, France
- Biarritz, France
- Perpignan, France
- Devil's Tower, Wyoming
- Dunedin, New Zealand
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- Meteor Crater, Arizona
- Royal Gorge, Arkansas
- Visby, Sweden

First introduced with iOS 6 and based on technology that Apple acquired from the purchase of C3 Technologies, Flyover is now available in more than 100 different locations across the world.

In addition to updates to Flyover, Apple has also added movie showtime listings to Siri in several countries including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.


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21 months ago

At this rate Apple Maps is a product that should have been kept in development for at least 3 more years, it was far too rushed.


People quickly forget and blame Apple for switching from Google Maps.

HELLO ----> Google was hijacking Apple Maps by only allowing verbal directions on Android even though iOS Users demanded that. As soon as Apple dropped Google's mapping and gave iOS proper driving directions, Google nearly IMMEDIATELY came out with Verbal directions for iOS and now are whiners because a TINY FRACTION of iOS Users installed and use Google Maps anymore compared to iOS Maps usage.

Google has no one to blame but Google (and neither do Users that complain about Apple having to rush this to market. Besides Apple Maps is WAY BETTER for the thousands of customers that I have finding my business (a Hilton Hotel) and other places in our area than Google ever was in its long history. Don't even let me get started about MapQuest, etc. etc.
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21 months ago

how about transit and more accurate business listings? things that we will actually use.

Do you want accurate transit, or just hit or miss?

I think that teams of people whose specialty is transit and not 3D landscape rendering are working on that. But perhaps the flyover experts can go and help them/get in their way.
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21 months ago
Heres a radical notion. Apple is working on all aspects of mapping at the same time, and working on flyover doesn't mean they're not also working on transit/improving accuracy. Engineers specialize in certain fields, and can't just change careers because a product needs work. Apple has put OS X engineers to work on iOS because the two products are similar.
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21 months ago
zzzzzZZZZZzzzz

how about transit and more accurate business listings? things that we will actually use.
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21 months ago
I'm glad that they gave us flyover maps for the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater. That is so much more useful than flyovers in places where thousands of people are living, working and commuting everyday. /s
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21 months ago
It's always been more accurate than Google in my town, and business listings have gradually gotten noticeably more thorough. Transit would be great--but for now, Apple Maps hands off transit searches to Google automatically, which is a decent stopgap.

Flyover for other places is just for fun. For MY city it's actually useful! More than Street View, to my surprise: SO much easier quicker to get around the map in Flyover vs. Street View.

Good news: the guys that fly the flyover planes don't have the same skillset as the developers working on other map features. It's entirely different people, so it's not "either or." Apple IS working on whatever feature YOU want, even if they are also expanding Flyover.

I don't get Apple's priorities here. Satellite images for where I live (Norway) are still in black and white, very low resolution, and with some areas covered in huge clouds. They're absolutely useless.


My city's in color, but looking around the world I've seen too much black and white! It's 2014. Color cameras were invented in 2012 if not earlier. Agreed, the aerial photo quality in some areas needs to catch up! Haven't noticed clouds--that sounds obnoxious.

Check out Machu Picchu... just not the same in drab gray!
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21 months ago

Fly overs are pretty pointless , street view is far better IMO.

I'd like to see transit and cycling navigation too.

Nice that Apple are improving maps - but still a bit too unreliable for day to day use. Maybe another 12 months.


Oh look another person comparing apples and oranges. Flyover and Street View do entirely different things. Street View can't give you a detailed overview of a city like Flyover is designed to do. Not unless you want to spend a year of your life tapping your way down miles and miles of road.... and don't venture too far off.

Street View is ridiculously bad at what Flyover is designed for.
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21 months ago
Cool! I love flyover and I happen to think it's better than "Street View" anyway, but of course, that's just me. I just wish they could crank it out a little faster and wish it wasn't quite so garbled. I also like that they can get remote areas that simply can't be accessed by cars. It's going to be totally sweet when they eventually have the whole globe flown over and the quality gets a little better.
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21 months ago

I'm glad that they gave us flyover maps for the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater. That is so much more useful than flyovers in places where thousands of people are living, working and commuting everyday. /s


I'm glad they gave us the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater, too. They're more interesting than a bunch of buildings.
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21 months ago

Wow, a lot of Apple Maps activity going on lately. Keep it coming!


Still, I question how useful flyover is compared to Google Street view.


Street View is absolutely TERRIBLE for giving you an overview of how a city/area is laid out. That's what Flyover is for. I think you have the use cases confused.

I certainly wouldn't be Tap... Wait... Tap..... Wait.....Tapping down every street through miles and miles of New York on my first business trip there next month. With Flyover I've been planning my trip and feel like I know the area well enough to get around now.
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