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Apple could really hurt Google by pulling a Nokia and allowing you to download and store complete maps for states, countries, etc. Google has to keep you connected because they want to sell you ads. Apple can cater to the fact that you might be a world traveler who doesn't want to use up all your data access when roaming by downloading map results.

apart from the fact you can store Google maps offline for use therefore no ads.

 

Storing them isn't the same as being able to search what is stored and get turn by turn directions. Google off-line storage doesn't do this. It allows you to scroll around and still look at an overhead version of the map. Nokia Here maps allow you to still do off-line searches and get turn by turn directions.

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post #42 of 48

If you'd like to use the built-in Apple Maps app on OS X instead of Google Maps on webpages, I came across a handy Safari extension that redirects all Google Maps clicks to Apple Maps.

http://sidetree.com/extensions.html#ReMap

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^ thanks for the link. Love it!!

anything to keep google away from my digital life helps.

I hope this extension can keep the map links from even sending a hint of a location request to the nasty googles.

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1) Of the half-dozen or so errors I've reported I don't think any of them have been fixed. I've certainly not gotten any feedback from Apple as I recall being reported as option for some.

2) I needed to use StreetView just the other day. I don't use it much but when I do I have to pop into Google for that and I hate their new web interface for Google Maps.

3) Apple made a big deal about FlyOver but the number of cities that are listed as FlyOver accessible is still very small after 2 years, which only includes when it was available in an iOS beta, not when the company they bought was using this tech. Objectively, if this was Google, Samsung, MS, anyone else I think we'd call it gimmicky and weak.

 

1- My impression is that they are making corrections faster in the US, or maybe mainly in the big cities. I know some small places where I sent corrections to Apple two years ago that still haven't been corrected. Tried again this month but still no change.

 

2- I love streetview. I don't use it very often, but when I do it's either to look for a particular place before going there or to discover a city I've never been to : in that case, I can spend an hour exploring and it's great.

 

3- I agree. It's very cool and interesting for discovery too, but it's not very useful for actual search for the moment. And yes, they do need to add more cities !

 

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I take back what I said in 3- . Tokyo ?! How long has it been in flyover?? That's great ! They are adding cities slowly, but so did Goggle with Streetview. Eventually it will cover the whole globe.


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iWatch + Maps = ?

iWatchMaps. 

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Mmm ...

I just checked, and there have been only a few changes to MapKit this year for iOS and OS X -- none for iOS 8 or Yosemite.

Then there were the rumors that Maps weren't discussed at WWDC because of middle management problems in the maps group.

Then the leak of the "Flyover Tours" feature ...

Now, this "overhaul" ...

I suspect that there are hooks in iOS and Yosemite to support enhanced Maps feature -- but the APIs are not included (or not exposed to developers),

It;s 2 months until the "fall release" of the new OSes ...

Apple could add Maps enhancements to the betas with little problem ... I wonder!

 

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Google even has underwater "street view" so they're definitely not messing around when it comes to mapping.

Is this for getting around Atlantis?

 

Almost. It's for the Lost City of Android.

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So I reported a problem July 2nd, with the words "Stevens Pass Ski " and it showed a location in downtown Seattle, they just notified me today July 8th (which I think is a cool feature that we get notified when our problems update) and they have since removed the downtown location. But still if you search Stevens Pass ski ,it shows a chalet approximately near the hill. I just tried Google maps Stevens pass ski resort and it shows it, and i think its cool how it has the runs on there as well. But it's not found on apple maps. Hope this will be part of the change.

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