Apple adds iOS Maps Flyover support, 3D buildings, turn-by-turn navigation in multiple cities

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  • Reply 81 of 101
    woochiferwoochifer Posts: 385member

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    Originally Posted by pembroke View Post


     


     


    I just had another look - about an hour after I previously saw it and it renders fine now. Hmmm. Wonder how it all works? Could the server have had trouble sending the data to my iPad earlier for some reason? 



     


    You probably didn't give the app enough time to re-render the image after zooming in.  Most buildings I see with janky outlines will usually look fine once the finer details are rendered. 

  • Reply 82 of 101
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Woochifer View Post


    Google Maps still has a lot of issues.  The business location markers around my neighborhood are riddled with errors -- place markers in the wrong locations, closed businesses, incorrect addresses, etc.  ...



     


    There, I fixed it for you.



    You are such a hater. Jeez!


     


    Try this, if you can stand using Google Maps for 10 seconds: From the default screen with no particular region selected, type in the search "Amador Causeway" or if you prefer "Caiz de Amador".


     


    Then try that on Apple Maps. All I get is "No Results Found" where as in Google I get the exact location zoomed into a street view. Also if you go to that same location in Apple Maps, which by the way, is one of the most popular destinations in my country, you will see nothing, zip, nada, no streets or POI whatsoever.


     


    Just because Apple Maps works well in some locations, which I mostly disagree with since I think it is much inferior to Google Maps in every regard, it certainly doesn't mean it is functional in many, many regions around the world. Google simply has vastly more data than Apple. I admit Apple Maps has decent data in Orange County CA, but it still isn't as good as Google's, at least in my opinion.


     


    I try to keep an open mind about evaluating different software offerings but Apple Maps is just so clearly inferior when it comes to actual hard data that I would never recommend it, although, I highly recommend almost everything else Apple makes, well except maybe iCloud.

  • Reply 83 of 101
    Back to sleep.

    Apple Maps is so far beyond useless in the UK it makes me cringe and get very angry. Completely useless POI and the lack of numbering the main junctions of the motorway network is farcical. Missing tube stations poor poor poor icons and information make it far more difficult to use.

    Unfortunately I cannot see this ever being anything more than useless until they change how they rank certain roads and display them, ignoring the woeful POI information.
  • Reply 84 of 101
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    I bet this summer.
    They will probably have a Maps application and a web interface.

    Hope so, I can't wait to use it on a big screen :) Then I want to be able to use it in conjunction with Second Life and bring my avatar over for a walk about :D
  • Reply 85 of 101
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    St. Louis Park (pop 48,000), a suburb of Minneapolis, has 3D Flyover...

    Minneapolis downtown has an interesting feature called "Skywalks".  The 3rd floors of many buildings are interconnected with enclosed walkways (wide hallways).  These bridge downtown streets and connect the public area of the buildings.  

    It is great!  You can stay at a hotel, take your morning constitutional, shop and walk to a business meeting without ever going outside == nice in winter and summer.

    Someone creative will create routing directions & POIs for the Skywalks.

    Boston has a really mini version of this too, I agree it's very nice when it is minus three trillion degrees outside.
  • Reply 86 of 101
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    3D Flyover is useful even where Apple has yet to map an area for 3D...
     
    For example, the movie below shows a hotel where my late wife and I liked to stay.   
     
    The purple pin at the top is a little grassy area where we would start our morning walks...
     

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    <div class="item-sub-title" style="font-family:Helvetica;line-height:normal;border:0px;font-size:11px;color:rgb(102,102,102);">https://vimeo.com/61719017</div>

    AAgghhhh ... another vertically oriented video ... ;) ... I am currently trying to convince my daughter to stop filming our new granddaughter with the iPhone held vertically, I can't seem to get through to her the concept of "It will fill the bl**dy HDTV screen if you hold it horizontally!" I just can't seem to explain it.

    Nice spot wouldn't go near that purple pin after a few drinks though it looks a long way dooooowwwwnnnnnn.
  • Reply 87 of 101
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    Back to sleep.

    Apple Maps is so far beyond useless in the UK it makes me cringe and get very angry. Completely useless POI and the lack of numbering the main junctions of the motorway network is farcical. Missing tube stations poor poor poor icons and information make it far more difficult to use.

    Unfortunately I cannot see this ever being anything more than useless until they change how they rank certain roads and display them, ignoring the woeful POI information.

    Come on now, the UK is all snow and ice these days isn't it? Who can find roads let alone the signs anyway? ;)
  • Reply 88 of 101

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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post



    3D Flyover is useful even where Apple has yet to map an area for 3D...

     

    For example, the movie below shows a hotel where my late wife and I liked to stay.   

     

    The purple pin at the top is a little grassy area where we would start our morning walks...

     




     












     






     










    AAgghhhh ... another vertically oriented video ... image ... I am currently trying to convince my daughter to stop filming our new granddaughter with the iPhone held vertically, I can't seem to get through to her the concept of "It will fill the bl**dy HDTV screen if you hold it horizontally!" I just can't seem to explain it.



    Nice spot wouldn't go near that purple pin after a few drinks though it looks a long way dooooowwwwnnnnnn.


     


    I hardly ever do a  portrait video -- the 3D  drop off effect was better than with landscape.


     


    The El Tovar hotel has a bar that overlooks the canyon...


     


    Our first time there was during a blizzard.... we spent a lot of time in that bar.


     


    The next morning, there was bright sun on top... And, below in the  canyon were clouds and it was snowing... awesome!


     


     


    They say the best way to experience the canyon is to arrive by train  on a moonless night...  then in the morning, "How did that get there?"

  • Reply 89 of 101
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,109member

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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


     


    I hardly ever do a  portrait video -- the 3D  drop off effect was better than with landscape.


     


    The El Tovar hotel has a bar that overlooks the canyon...


     


    Our first time there was during a blizzard.... we spent a lot of time in that bar.


     


    The next morning, there was bright sun on top... And, below in the  canyon were clouds and it was snowing... awesome!


     


     


    They say the best way to experience the canyon is to arrive by train  on a moonless night...  then in the morning, "How did that get there?"



    Sounds beautiful and tranquil. You know if you take Apple's flyover and combine it with Googles StreetView of the Grand Canyon you get the best of both worlds.


    http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery/grand-canyon/phantom-ranch-view-2.html

  • Reply 90 of 101
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    For example, the movie below shows a hotel where my late wife and I liked to stay.

    How did you record / create the video? There's a screen recording app on the store? Or did you do it Old School, with cables? (< turn sound off) Eventhough it's in portrait mode, I like your video, you betcha!
  • Reply 91 of 101
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    Who can find roads let alone the signs anyway? ;)

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  • Reply 92 of 101
    yazolightyazolight Posts: 118member


    What?? Lyon but not Paris?? Cologne but not Berlin?? Indianapolis but not Washington nor New-York?? Do they have any sense of priority?? I mean, Lyon! The most useless city in France

  • Reply 93 of 101
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    yazolight wrote: »
    What?? Lyon but not Paris?? Cologne but not Berlin?? Indianapolis but not Washington nor New-York?? Do they have any sense of priority?? I mean, Lyon! The most useless city in France

    Lyon already had flyover, they merely expanded the area.

    OT, I don't think the city is 'useless', it's just awkward to be on the highway and all of a sudden you drive through the city!
  • Reply 94 of 101
    ziadjkziadjk Posts: 55member
    I remember when Google Earth was a revolution!
    "Look! That's my house!!"
    ????

    Be patient, everyone :)
  • Reply 95 of 101
    Here's a comparison chart of Google and Apple's 3D buildings: http://cubecities.blogspot.ca/2013/03/comparing-google-apples-3d-building.html
  • Reply 96 of 101
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    gangevine wrote: »
    Here's a comparison chart of Google and Apple's 3D buildings: http://cubecities.blogspot.ca/2013/03/comparing-google-apples-3d-building.html

    Thanks for the link. Strange to see the difference between Google Earth Computer Generated and Human Generated screenshots.

    Welcome to the forum.
  • Reply 97 of 101
    macbook promacbook pro Posts: 1,605member
    gangevine wrote: »
    Here's a comparison chart of Google and Apple's 3D buildings: http://cubecities.blogspot.ca/2013/03/comparing-google-apples-3d-building.html

    Unfortunately, the comparison is inaccurate. Apple Maps now provides 3D Flyover for more than 100 cities in the United States alone. Furthermore, many of the parameters of the comparison are heavily biased toward Google.
  • Reply 98 of 101
    kellya74ukellya74u Posts: 171member
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  • Reply 99 of 101
    macbook promacbook pro Posts: 1,605member
    kellya74u wrote: »
    A search for "Bank of America" in the State of Colorado reveals many, many locations, including banks & atm's. I found 16 in Denver, 10 in Colorado Springs, & 5 in Pueblo. It would be great to do a flyover & see their locations however, they don't exist. Bank of America appears to have deleted all of the above locations except for 2 in the Denver area, per the current Bank of America's app map. Further checking shows location in Grand Junction,Fort Collins, Aspen & Vail, also deleted. One location I visited in person said the ATMs were removed about a year ago.

    So, a family getting ready for vacation, checking Apple Maps, would show 46 Bank of America locations to access $ from during their travels, blizzard or no.

    I have submitted nearly 100 problem corrections to each of the Bank of America locations to remove the pins in Apple Maps. I must admit, the 3D flyovers are stunning, of where the atm's use to be!

    So, very similar to Google Maps then.
  • Reply 100 of 101


    Hey Dick - that app looks great...didn't know about that.  I live in London and that would be so useful -- would you mind telling me what app that is?

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