Revamped Apple Maps Rollout Reaches New York City

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Apple on Monday began rolling out a major update to its New York City coverage in the Maps app, boosting geographical details and correcting numerous errors in the process, according to the New York Post.


The update should see an increase in details on buildings, roads, parks, sports fields, parking lots, ground cover, foliage, pools, pedestrian pathways, and bodies of water.

For example, users looking at Central Park should now see individual baseball diamonds and more detailed footpaths, while buildings are more accurately rendered in the 3D mode thanks to new flight technology to better depict elevations.

Apple may still be rolling out the changes to its servers, as some Reddit users report that the appearance of the new coverage remains patchy and seems to depend on zoom level.

Apple has been deploying the enhanced maps up the northeast United States over the last few months, rolling them out in a stepwise fashion in adjacent continental U.S. states.

The last update brought enhanced maps to the likes of Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.

The data is gathered by Apple's own fleet of sensor- and camera-equipped vehicles, as well as first-party data gathered from iPhones using Apple's differential privacy. The combined data is also being made to ensure search results are more relevant.

At WWDC 2019, Apple said the updated maps will roll out to the entire United States by the end of the year, followed by additional countries in 2020.

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14 months ago


Apple User: when Apple releases something, they do it better

Google Map Users: Hold my beer

Just use Google Maps, Apple maps is about 7 years behind Google, Facts!

Fun fact, Apple maps had my house show up on satellite view about 6 months before google maps did, same thing with the address.
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14 months ago
And the rest of the world that isn’t America = 2067.

Like Apple Cash.
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14 months ago
Lol Apple Maps is still a disaster here in The Netherlands. I just opened it on my iMac (removed it from my iPhone a long time ago, after it tried to navigate me over a motorway, even though I had selected 'walking directions') and in my city (third largest of the country) it is still a gigantic outdated mess. I looked at the city center and reported immediately 10 errors to Apple: 9 stores that are not there anymore or had changed address and 1 pin that was not correct.

Good luck Apple. I think I will start using your maps functionality again when the iPhone 111 is released.
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14 months ago


The article didn't say anything about Massachusetts being out.

“The last update ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/13/revamped-apple-maps-north-east-us/') brought enhanced maps to the likes of Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.”
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14 months ago
I wonder why the mapping companies haven’t come up with an algorithm to guide us on quality of our transportation choice, not just the fastest route.

For example, I would like to know in New York City if I walk from point A to point B is there a nicer way to walk or less nice way to walk. Likewise, I would like something to have ideal bicycle conditions. Not just flagging the bicycle routes but based on where bicycle us actually travel that should indicate what the best ways to ride a bicycle would be
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14 months ago
Look Around has been available in the California Bay Area (SF, SJ, etc.), Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

It's now going live for NYC and the Los Angeles, CA area as well:

Updated Apple Maps ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/updated-apple-maps.2125979/post-27823894') - NYC

Updated Apple Maps ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/updated-apple-maps.2125979/post-27823762') - L.A.
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