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.

Top Rated Comments

BigJayhawk Avatar
98 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brueck Avatar
98 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
98 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
critter13 Avatar
98 months ago
zzzzzZZZZZzzzz

how about transit and more accurate business listings? things that we will actually use.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newagemac Avatar
98 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
powers74 Avatar
98 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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