Apple Adds New Flyover Locations in U.S., Mexico and Europe

Apple today added 11 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps on Mac and iOS, highlighting landmarks and features across several countries including France, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United States.

For those unfamiliar with the Flyover feature in Apple Maps, it lets users see photo-realistic 3D videos of select locations, with tools for zooming, panning, and rotating to get a closer look at notable landmarks and points of interest. Some of the locations listed may have previously been available as Flyover destinations, but were just added to Apple's list of Flyover locations.

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The full list of new Flyover locations:

- Monument Valley, Arizona
- Detroit, Michigan
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pensacola, Florida
- Mazatlán, Mexico
- Annecy, France
- Gorges de l'Ardèche, France
- Antwerp, Belgium
- Münster, Germany
- Pamplona, Spain
- Utrecht, Netherlands

Flyover was introduced alongside iOS in 2012, but over the last three years, Apple has steadily added new Flyover locations to the Maps app. Earlier this year, Apple updated some major Flyover locations with real-time animated landmarks, making the Flyover experience even more immersive. Many Flyover locations have an additional City Tour feature that walks users through different landmarks in each city.



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7 months ago

Münster, really, Apple?! There are lots of big cities in Germany, not available yet, and you chose Münster?

They add what is ready. Probably big cities require more work and more permissions to shoot a flyover.
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7 months ago
Hoping to see you fly over Oslo, Norway anytime soon. :)
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7 months ago

The most useless feature ever! I wish Apple would put their map efforts into improving accuracy and/or something useful like live traffic and Street View.


If its that useless why are Google trying to do 3D maps too? Why does nobody complain at the ridiculous waste of everyone's time when they 'open sourced' the effort to manually model all the buildings one at a time in sketchup? And why is nobody laughing at them when they get stuff wrong?


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7 months ago
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the US. Please fly over Columbus!
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7 months ago

What's the purpose of flyover?


For me it's detail and speed. Better than a flat satellite map (more detail), faster than Street View.

I like both Street View and Apple's Flyover.

When visiting new cities Flyover is great - I used it extensively in Rome last year and it was really helpful navigating the winding city streets.

Street View is better when I have more time and I want to check out the detail of a street (when house hunting for example).
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7 months ago

How do you get them? I closed the maps app and went back in and yet Pittsburgh still isn't doing anything new.

I too am not seeing anything in Pittsburgh. (And I have an open Radar requesting it :) )
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7 months ago

I also don't see it in Pittsburgh :( I am curious if they updated the satellite imagery too. They still have Mellon Arena in the satellite image, which is obviously long gone...

Yep I always liked the igloo... Saw green day play there lol... I like Consol too though, going out this weekend for a couple games :)
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7 months ago
The most useless feature ever! I wish Apple would put their map efforts into improving accuracy and/or something useful like live traffic and Street View.
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7 months ago
If they open-sourced this effort, all the major cities would be complete.
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7 months ago
I'm confused regarding how Apple decides the rollout schedule for which cities/areas get the Flyover imagery. In particular, they just in today's update added Flyover imagery to Pensacola, FL but larger cities in Florida like Tampa and Orlando have yet to receive Flyover imagery…
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