Apple Maps Gains 30 New Flyover Locations Around the World

Apple today updated its iOS feature availability page with 30 new Flyover locations around the world, including cities in the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Flyover is an Apple Maps feature that provides photo-realistic 3D views of primarily large cities and landmarks. In satellite view, users can zoom, pan, and rotate to get a closer look at notable points of interest in supported regions.

The full list of new Flyover locations is available below, but some areas may only now be reflected on Apple's website:

United States
  • Catalina Island, California
  • Pinnacles National Park, California
  • Porterville, California
  • Visalia, California
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Rochester, New York
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia, South Carolina
International
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Naples, Italy
  • Palermo, Italy
  • Akita, Japan
  • Hagi, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Kumamoto, Japan
  • Tsunoshima, Japan
  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Hermosillo, Mexico
  • La Paz, Mexico
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Puebla, Mexico
  • Gijon, Spain
  • Vigo, Spain
  • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Additionally, Apple Maps traffic data is now available in Chile, Hungary, and Vatican City.

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43 months ago

NO ONE CARES ABOUT 3D FLYOVER!!! STREET VIEW IS THE FEATURE THAT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL!!!! WHY IS APPLE BEING SO DUMB REGARDING MAPS?


It's certainly not Apple that's looking dumb, here.
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43 months ago
Sto.... Stoke... Stoke on Trent? Of all the places... :confused:
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43 months ago
I use it. I love to see some of the great cities of the world, especially in Japan, before I visit. Also, students love looking at these fly over views. They get a true sense of scale.
Look, each to their own. But I think it's a great tool.
Rating: 13 Votes
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43 months ago
Flyover is far more useful to me than streetview. Being able to fly around a city using gestures and multi touch and zoom into areas I'm looking for is much easier than navigating through a city using a bunch of photos.

I'm a photographer and often have to shoot in different parts of the city that I live in and in cities that I don't know well. Flyover has been invaluable. Just this week, I met with a wedding couple who I'm shooting and we sat down and planned their wedding itinerary and found shoot locations using Flyover. They asked me what app I was using and were surprised when I said Apple Maps.
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43 months ago

NO ONE CARES ABOUT 3D FLYOVER!!! STREET VIEW IS THE FEATURE THAT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL!!!! WHY IS APPLE BEING SO DUMB REGARDING MAPS?

Is your keyboard working right?
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43 months ago

The main topic is not what looks dumb here. The main topic is the Maps App. But, thanks for such an insightful opinion anyways.
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Google Maps is much more interesting so far.


Flyover is clearly the missing link between satellite imagery and the street view level that Apple is yet to launch.

When all the system will be in place, the experience will be like magic, resembling a drone view, unlike the poor user experience of today's Google street view (in other ways, a very useful service).

It's almost unbelievable folks continue to bitch about flyover, completely missing the big picture.
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43 months ago

Flyover is clearly the missing link between satellite imagery and the street view level that Apple is yet to launch.

When all the system will be in place, the experience will be like magic, resembling a drone view, unlike the poor user experience of today's Google street view (in other ways, a very useful service).

It's almost unbelievable folks continue to bitch about flyover, completely missing the big picture.



i don't get it either. I've never seen so many people bitch about a feature that they don't use. Name any program out there and there are features many people who use the program don't use.

Flyover is much cooler than Street View for exploring a City you have never been to before. With that said, it is likely Apple is working on additional perhaps street view like features because it's vans have been seen all over.

I personally get little use out of street view but would never take the time to complain about it on the basis I don't use it.

What is clear is Apple has not abandoned its Maps application and is working on it actively. That is good.

For what it is worth, I'd like to see route correction based on traffic conditions, and a Waze like social reporting of other issues.
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43 months ago
Does anyone use this stupid feature? Apple street view is much more valuable than this flyover crap!
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43 months ago

NO ONE CARES ABOUT 3D FLYOVER!!! STREET VIEW IS THE FEATURE THAT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL!!!! WHY IS APPLE BEING SO DUMB REGARDING MAPS?



You realize that you may not use it, but if you're traveling to the a city you may have never been to, flyover might be of interest. Plus, Apple is sitting on so much money, they can do "stupid" things, and it won't matter one bit to services that Apple does that you do care about.
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43 months ago

Does anyone use this stupid feature? Apple street view is much more valuable than this flyover crap!


Yo, Apple, we keep having this same conversation. One more time:

Quit aiming services and products at your millions of users worldwide, and start making only what zahuh wants.
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