Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium

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Following yesterday's Apple Pay launch in Belgium, Apple today updated its Maps app to include transit information across the country.


Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live.

The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the main cities as well as other funicular connections around the country. Belgian connections to nearby connections abroad also feature in Apple's coverage.

Google Maps has supported transit directions for several years now, but Apple Maps has been adding transit data since 2015 and is steadily catching up with detailed routing information.

(Thanks Bernd and Noah!)

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20 months ago

I'm always amused by the drop shadow some editors add to images of illuminated touchscreen devices; it just looks like a Maps sticker on an iPhone. It'd be like drawing an illuminated lightbulb with a shadow on one side. Here's what it ought to look like:

I think that's actually dust under the screen due to the iPhone's lack of dust filter.
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20 months ago
Wow! Tim Cook suddenly came to realize that Belgium actually exists?

What's next for us? Apple News and the HomePod? Come on! You can do it, Apple!
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20 months ago
This is nice to see.

It seems like Apple is not just redoing maps in the U.S. (this lists where their maps vehicles have been will be over the last weeks / next weeks and a chunk of them are not in the U.S.):

https://maps.apple.com/vehicles/
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20 months ago
Apple also enabled transit directions in Philippines a couple of weeks ago, and Iowa recently.

Atlanta, Melbourne, and Brisbane Airports all now have indoor maps as well.

It also appears that Apple's new maps have gone online in Hawaii.
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20 months ago

This is nice to see.

It seems like Apple is not just redoing maps in the U.S. (this lists where their maps vehicles have been will be over the last weeks / next weeks and a chunk of them are not in the U.S.):

https://maps.apple.com/vehicles/

Apple has been building their own base map for several years now and has thousands of people working on it. And it has been a worldwide effort from the start. Those "street view" vehicles have been worldwide for almost two years now.
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20 months ago
Apparently folks on Apple's Map and Pay teams got a hankering for waffles.
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