Apple Adds 7 New Flyover Locations to Maps

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Apple Maps iOS 8Apple has added 7 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps, including cities in Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and Puerto Rico. The additions bring the total number of Flyover cities in Apple Maps to 148, allowing users to see photorealistic 3D tours of those cities and zoom in on landmarks and buildings.

The following cities were added to Flyover:

- Almería, Spain
- Braga, Portugal
- Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
- Karlsruhe, Germany
- Kiel, Germany
- Kingston upon Hull, England
- San Juan, Puerto Rico

The full list of Flyover cities can be seen on Apple's iOS 8 feature availability page, even though Flyover is also available on Mac OS X's version of Apple Maps.

Apple has been steadily adding new cities to Flyover since the feature debuted three years ago. Flyover has gained over 40 new cities since December, with 20 new cities joining in March.

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shandyman Avatar
71 months ago

This is an interesting point. Even people who currently find Apples mapping service to have inaccurate data can't deny Apple seem to be accelerating improvements faster than Google.

They won't ever replace Google for the same reasons iMessage won't replace Hangouts.

As I've said in other threads, Apple Maps has the housing estate where I live, on satellite view, from 6 months ago. Google Maps shows it as fields, which was over 10 years ago. There's been numerous reports to Google over the last 8 years alone, but still Google show it wrong. So to all those people whinging about Apple Maps being crap compared to Google Maps, explain that................... :p
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
71 months ago
Flyover is the killer feature that beats Google Maps. Being a continuous UI element rather than a separate UI like StreetView, it's far more natural to navigate a city with Flyover.

My bet is that the street level mapping being done by Apple's vans will add textures to the existing Flyover model so that you can zoom in closer rather than enter into a StreetView like photography based UI.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Colino Avatar
71 months ago

Cool! Slowly but surely… I wonder just how long it takes to do a city - from takeoff of the plane to update to the system.

Hasn't been all that slow... Apple Maps was launched just less than three years ago yet it is currently far more superior and refined than Google Maps which has been around since 2005.

Great job, Apple.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thekeyring Avatar
71 months ago

Hasn't been all that slow... Apple Maps was launched just less than three years ago yet it is currently far more superior and refined than Google Maps which has been around since 2005.

Great job, Apple.

This is an interesting point. Even people who currently find Apples mapping service to have inaccurate data can't deny Apple seem to be accelerating improvements faster than Google.

They won't ever replace Google for the same reasons iMessage won't replace Hangouts.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shandyman Avatar
71 months ago

That's a bit odd. I live on the edge of the Pennines/moors in an area with a very low population density, and even recent building sites show up on Google maps. Apple maps is a bit behind but the image looks nicer.

The funny thing is, all the dates on Google Maps, claims its from 2015. It isn't. I've lived in my house for 10 years now, when they finished building it.

Here's 2 screenshots. One from Apple, one from Google.



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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FieldingMellish Avatar
71 months ago
Does Flyover help get you to your destination?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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