Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

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in General Discussion edited July 2015
Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.




Announced through its Apple Maps vehicles webpage, the new mapping areas to be scanned between July 15 and July 30 are limited to the U.S. The company will be continuing data acquisition in other states, as well as England and Ireland.

Upcoming Apple Maps vehicle locations:
  • Colorado - Denver
  • Florida - Escambia County (Pensacola)
  • Idaho - Ada County (Boise)
  • Indiana - Marion County (Indianapolis)
  • Kentucky - Jefferson County (Louisville)
  • Maryland - Baltimore
  • Minnesota - Hennepin County (Minneapolis), Ramsey County (St. Paul)
  • Missisippi - Harrison County (Gulfport)
  • New Mexico - Santa Fe
  • Ohio - Hamilton County (Cincinnati)
  • Oregon - Lane County (Eugene), Marion County (Salem)
  • Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
  • South Dakota - Pennington County (Rapid City)
  • Wyoming - Laramie County (Cheyenne)
In states already being surveyed, Apple is extending coverage to: Fresno, Kern County (Bakersfield), San Joaquin County (Stockton), Stanislaus County (Modesto) Monterey, Sacramento and Ventura County (Oxnard) in California; East Baton Rouge Parish (Baton Rouge) in Louisiana; and Bexar County (San Antonio) and Harris County (Houston) in Texas.

After months of speculation, Apple in June confirmed ownership of mysterious vans with advanced sensor arrays seen driving on U.S. roadways, saying the vehicles are gathering data for an internal mapping initiative. While the company painted the project in broad strokes, claiming it will "improve" Apple Maps, equipment mounted on each van's roof suggests work on a Google Street View competitor.

Apple has since marked mapping vehicles in the U.S. and UK with an "Apple Maps" label and a link to maps.apple.com.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,215member
    There's thirteen new US States?

    Oh you meant to write, ``...thirteen more US States.''
  • Reply 2 of 12
    k2kwk2kw Posts: 1,647member
    It's like Apple Maps has graduated elementary school and is finally going to junior high. Yeah!
  • Reply 3 of 12
    hartofakhartofak Posts: 2member
    They may have a street view, but will they know which street? I reported a street's name change two years ago to Google Maps and Apple Maps. Google changed it right away; Apple never has even though I've reported it twice since then.
  • Reply 4 of 12
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,788member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post



    There's thirteen new US States?



    Oh you meant to write, ``...thirteen more US States.''



    Nope.  There are actually 63 states now.

    /s

  • Reply 5 of 12
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    I saw the van in Detroit a couple weeks ago.
  • Reply 6 of 12
    pfisherpfisher Posts: 758member

    Slowly, but surely. With a focus on "slowly".

     

    Their choice. With all of the money that mega-corp has, it could map the world like this in months. Bam.

  • Reply 7 of 12
    pfisherpfisher Posts: 758member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SockRolid View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post



    There's thirteen new US States?



    Oh you meant to write, ``...thirteen more US States.''



    Nope.  There are actually 63 states now.

    /s


    Overachievers.

  • Reply 8 of 12
    pfisherpfisher Posts: 758member

    The corporation is vastly weighed toward maximizing on the majority (max bang for buck) than for the minority (who speak out). Witness many software tools like Aperture.

     

    They focus on the lowest common denominator.

  • Reply 9 of 12
    At the rate Detroit is changing, their collected data will be obsolete after 5 minutes.
  • Reply 10 of 12
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,483member
    I'm not seeing the Street View competitor panorama cam. Which part us it?
  • Reply 11 of 12
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,107member
    pfisher wrote: »
    The corporation is vastly weighed toward maximizing on the majority (max bang for buck) than for the minority (who speak out). Witness many software tools like Aperture.

    They focus on the lowest common denominator.

    And unlike you, they seem to know what the **** they're doing. Proof is in the pudding. Revenue, profits, sales, margins, brand equity, and customer sat are all off the charts. So who are you to say they're doing it wrong? Whiners like you will always exist, and you're consistently wrong about everything. You're insanely childish if you think everything can be solved with lightning speed by throwing money at it, especially something as complex as mapping.
  • Reply 12 of 12
    joshajosha Posts: 901member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jd_in_sb View Post



    I'm not seeing the Street View competitor panorama cam. Which part us it?



    If Apple Maps had street view, I could forget there is a Google Maps with it.

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