Apple Maps Expands Transit Data to San Diego and British Columbia

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Apple recently updated its Maps app to include transit information in San Diego, California and British Columbia, Canada allowing iOS users in those locations to incorporate public transportation options when seeking directions through the Apple Maps app.

In San Diego, Apple Maps will now offer up routes that include transportation by the city's Trolley, which connects the east and south counties with the Downtown area. The Trolley is San Diego's light rail system and sole public transportation option besides buses.

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In Vancouver, Victoria, and other cities in British Columbia, Canada, Apple Maps directions now incorporate the SkyTrain and other rail lines. Transit directions should be a welcome addition in Vancouver, which is Canada's third-largest metropolitan area.

Transit directions were first added to Apple Maps in 2015 as part of iOS 9. At launch, transit information was only available in a handful of cities, but Apple has been working hard to expand the feature to additional locations.

Transit data is now available in more than 20 cities around the world, along with dozens of cities in China.

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55 months ago
"Transit data is now available ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/16/ios-9-apple-maps-transit-nearby/') in more than 20 cities around the world"

Honestly that sounds so sad. What is the holdup? Seriously?
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55 months ago

"Transit data is now available ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/16/ios-9-apple-maps-transit-nearby/') in more than 20 cities around the world"

Honestly that sounds so sad. What is the holdup? Seriously?

Once again the bashing is so ill informed. Each of the "cities" covered are actually large metropolitan areas with over two hundred million people and over a thousand cities. Apple could turn on entire countries right away like Google did, but as they have explained, they are customizing each area for a better user experience, something Google declined to do.
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55 months ago

Professionals cost money!

Facts- While over two hundred million people are now in areas covered by Apple Transit, along with a thousand cities, here's why Apple declined to simply throw the switch and turn them all one at once, ala Google.
-http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly
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55 months ago

"Transit data is now available ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/16/ios-9-apple-maps-transit-nearby/') in more than 20 cities around the world"

Honestly that sounds so sad. What is the holdup? Seriously?

Watch bands.
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55 months ago

Transit data is now available ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/16/ios-9-apple-maps-transit-nearby/') in more than 20 cities around the world

20 worldwide???? Is this a joke?? Should be more like 20 thousand by now... Man, how big is the maps team? One poor guy?
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55 months ago
Can't wait to get European data in 2020 and Asian data in 2030 :)
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