Apple Expands 'Nearby' Maps Feature to More Countries, Adds New Flyover Locations

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nearby_heroApple today expanded its "Nearby" feature in the Maps app to Austria, Denmark, Japan, and Switzerland. Introduced in iOS 9, Nearby is a feature that allows Apple Maps users to see restaurants, coffee shops, retailers, and other local points of interest using easily accessible categories.

Nearby is now available in a total of 13 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

Apple has also expanded the availability of traffic information in Maps to include Turkey, and it has introduced several new Flyover locations in the Maps app in Germany, England, and Japan, which are listed below:

- Augsburg, Germany
- Braunschweig, Germany
- Hanover, Germany
- Newcastle upon Tyne, England
- Niigata, Japan

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.

Apple is continually working to improve its Maps app, expanding the availability of Nearby, traffic information, and transit directions to additional countries, as well as introducing new Flyover locations on a regular basis.

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60 months ago
Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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60 months ago
Slowly but surely Maps is getting better.

I still use google maps though...!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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60 months ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?

All wrong, from first to last word.
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One year later and still I don't understand why they bought beats

Try harder, you will find plenty of answers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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60 months ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

They could have bought Nokia Here Maps and immediately caught up. Instead they bought Beats.

Then Google bought Songza, a better product, for 1/100th the price and created Google Music as it now stands, which is arguably better than the Apple version.

How much longer can this go on?

Twenty years before GM went bankrupt they were the largest company on Earth. No one could have ever imagined GM going under.

Is Apple too big to fail?

One year later and still I don't understand why they bought beats. The moment in the Keynote presented by those guys was embarrassing...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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60 months ago
I keep asking myself who (and especially by which criteria) is actually chosing those cities by country. But nice to see the number increasing though.
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60 months ago

Still five years behind Google Maps.

And even that's being overly charitable. Still no nationwide transit (just cities) and still no street view.

Apple Maps in 2016 is less useful than the (Google) Maps app was in iOS 5.
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