Originally Posted by SolipsismX
Originally Posted by extremeskater
I found this interesting. I was thinking as I read this thread that anyone that uses a free apps in a remote location where they could get lost for 24 hours without food and water isn't very smart. While I don't like Apple maps because I do feel it could be better I would never use any free app if I was in a place where I could die if the map was incorrect. I use Google/Apple maps to get around traffic or to find a place for the first time.
I'm a big fan of national parks and travel to one or more per year. The US was the first to officially establish one, Yellowstone, in 1872. I also enjoy my TomTom app on my iPhone. That said, I have never once thought to use an electronic map in the park. Perhaps it's different in Australia than in the US but they usually offer comprehensive maps near or at the entrance of the park.
That's a real shame.... National Parks and Scenic areas could/should be a fantastic experience in 3D FlyOver... for planning and for touring.
To get an idea of what I mean, have a look at JungFrauJoch, Paria Canyon, Mt Hood, Mt Fuji...
Unfortunately, some areas like Canyon De Chelly, Yosemite, Grand Canyon are less than they could be...
BTW, If you haven't been to Grand Canyon, here's what I recommend:
Drive to Williams AZ, then take the train to Grand Canyon -- to arrive after dark.
Stay at El Tovar... and don't peek!
When you wake up in the morning you will absolutely be blown away!
Anyway, one of the great potentials for Apple Maps, IMO, is 3D Flyover for tour planning and tour taking! Tourist destinations should pay Apple to 3D Map their areas.