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Apple Maps Vehicles Now Surveying Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Thursday July 16, 2020 8:02 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will be surveying select regions of Finland, Norway, and Sweden through August, collecting street-level imagery and data, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. The data collected will be used to improve Apple Maps and to expand its Look Around feature, which remains limited to large U.S. cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Introduced in iOS 13,...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Belgium and the Netherlands

Wednesday June 3, 2020 4:54 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Belgium and the Netherlands during June, according to a list of locations maintained on Apple's website. The data collected will be used to improve Apple Maps and to expand its Look Around feature, which remains limited to a handful of U.S. cities. Introduced in iOS 13, Look Around is similar to Google's Street View, providing a street-level view of...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Germany Next Week

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:43 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Germany next week, through mid-September, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine. The data collected, such as road details, signage, and landmarks, will be used to improve ‌Apple Maps‌ as part of Apple's efforts to revamp the app. The 360º imagery will also likely be used for "Look Around" when Apple eventually expands its new Street View-like feature...

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Canada

Monday May 27, 2019 7:58 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its Apple Maps vehicles are now surveying Canada for the first time over the summer months. ‌Apple Maps‌ vehicle on Renforth Drive in Toronto via Reddit user whatifyoutry The vehicles will drive across all 10 provinces between May and November, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and ...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States

Tuesday February 19, 2019 5:58 am PST by
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles for over three years, with at least 45 states across the U.S. partially surveyed to date. That total is set to rise in the coming months, as Apple has confirmed it will begin surveying Alaska, South Carolina, and Tennessee between March and July, according to an update to...

Apple Maps Launches Revamped Data Collection Website

Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:12 am PST by
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps "from the ground up," Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles for over three years. Apple also deployed employees wearing LiDAR-equipped backpacks to collect pedestrian-based data starting in California late last year. As these efforts expand around the world, Apple recently transitioned to a revamped Apple Maps...

Apple Maps Vehicles Reach 45 States, Revamped Data to Roll Out Across U.S. Over the Next Year

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:08 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Montana and North Carolina for the first time this week, raising the total number of U.S. states the fleet has at least partially covered to 45. The vehicles have been collecting mapping data in the United States since at least 2015. Apple periodically updates a list of locations where the vehicles...

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting Street-Level Data in Japan

Friday June 22, 2018 5:28 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Japan for the first time this month. Apple will be surveying the Tokyo and Urayasu areas between June and October of this year, according to a new Apple Maps vehicles page created specifically for Japan, first spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Japan is the 11th country where the vehicles are...

Apple Maps Vehicles Have Now Collected Street View Data in Over 40 States and 10 Countries

Monday April 30, 2018 10:48 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR equipment have now surveyed at least 41 states in the United States, with recent areas including Maine and Iowa, as the fleet of vans continue to collect mapping data across the country. Image via MacRumors forum member AngerDanger The vehicles first took to the streets in major American cities like New York in 2015, and they have since traveled to...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Croatia and Portugal

Thursday November 16, 2017 11:48 am PST by
Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Croatia and Portugal for the first time in a few weeks from now, according to Apple's updated list of locations. In Croatia, the Apple Maps vehicles will be in Split-Dalmatia County and Šibenik-Knin County beginning November 20. The vehicles will begin surveying the Alentejo region of Portugal starting December 4. Since 2015, Apple has been...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Scotland and Wales [Updated]

Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:58 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Scotland and Wales for the first time starting in early October. Apple Maps vehicle via MacRumors reader Dieter A. The sensor-laden vehicles will start collecting mapping data in Fort William, a town in the western Scottish Highlands, between October 9 and November 5, according to a recently updated list of driving locations on Apple's website. In...

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Connecticut, Imagery Could Aid Apple's Autonomous Driving Efforts

Saturday May 6, 2017 6:57 pm PDT by
Apple has updated its website to indicate that its Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Connecticut for the first time this month. For nearly two years, Apple has been driving vehicles around the world to collect data for Apple Maps—widely believed to be street-level imagery. Since 2015, the vehicles have surveyed over 30 states in the United States, in addition to parts of the United...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Survey France, Italy and Sweden in August

Monday July 27, 2015 4:54 am PDT by
Apple has announced that its fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in multiple countries will begin surveying France and Sweden throughout August. The vehicles will be driving through the Malmö and Stockholm metropolitan areas in Sweden and Île-de-France region of Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne in France. Apple Maps vehicles will also begin...

Apple Maps Vehicles Surveying 13 More U.S. States Later This Month

Wednesday July 1, 2015 3:33 pm PDT by
Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in the United States will begin surveying 13 more U.S. states between July 15 and July 31, including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming. Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted in 15 states to date and will have reached 28 states in total ...

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying England, Coming to New Orleans Next Month

Wednesday June 17, 2015 7:34 am PDT by
Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data has arrived in the United Kingdom as planned, with the first verified sighting in Solihull, England, approximately two hours northwest of London. While camera-equipped fifth-generation Dodge Caravans have been used to collect mapping data in the United States, Apple appears to be using Mercedes-Benz Vito vans marked with "Apple Maps"...

Apple Maps Vehicles Collecting 'Street View' Data in US, UK and Ireland

Wednesday June 10, 2015 5:01 am PDT by
Apple has published a support document on its website confirming that it has been using a fleet of vehicles to collect street-level imagery for Apple Maps. Apple outlines that it will blur faces and license plates on images, as Google Maps does for Street View, and lists where Apple Maps vehicles will be driving in the United States, England and Ireland between June 15 and June 30."Apple is...