Apple Maps adds 29 Flyover locations, expands traffic and transit

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in iPhone edited July 2016
Continuing its perpetual Apple Maps feature rollout, Apple on Thursday activated Flyover imagery for 29 new locations, while adding traffic and transit data for multiple international locales including Chile and Vatican City.




Posted to Apple's iOS 9 feature availability webpage, today's Maps additions bring 3D Flyover coverage to a number of U.S. cities and popular tourist destinations in Italy, Japan, Mexico and Spain. As noted by Apple, Flyover is now available in the following areas:

  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Akita, Japan
  • Allentown, PA
  • Catalina Island, CA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Gijon, Spain
  • Hagi, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Kumamoto, Japan
  • La Paz, Mexico
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Naples, Italy
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Omaha, NE
  • Pinnacles National Park, CA
  • Porterville, CA
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Puebla, Mexico
  • Rochester, NY
  • Springfield, MA
  • Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tsunoshima, Japan
  • Vigo, Spain
  • Visalia, CA

Flyover combines high-resolution photos with three-dimensional models to render a virtual bird's eye view of a given city. A competitor to Google's Street View, Flyover lets users quickly scan areas of interest for landmarks, buildings and other hot spots.

In addition to Flyover, traffic data went live in Chile, Hungary and Vatican City.

Apple also added Atlanta, Ga., Denver, Colo., and Miami, Fla. to its running list of Maps locations with public transit information integration. The feature has been available in the Atlanta and Miami markets since early June, arriving in Denver a few days later.

Introduced as part of iOS 9, Transit aggregates data from over 250 transit agencies to offer route information and departure times for a variety of transportation services including buses, trains and ferries. While competing products provide similar functionality, Apple's in-house solution incorporates top-down views of underground subway and train stations, complete with entrances and exits, to help users plan their commute.

Transit is in the process of being built out, with more locations added monthly. Most recently, Apple hinted at plans to introduce the feature in Japan when iOS 10 debuts this fall.

Apple last updated its iOS 9 feature availability webpage in April.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    applesauce007applesauce007 Posts: 1,607member
    Boom!  There it is.
    Go Apple, go, go go...
    cornchip
  • Reply 2 of 16
    YvLyYvLy Posts: 77member
    Traffic data for Vatican City. With metro stops and all?
  • Reply 3 of 16
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,564member
    Stoke-on-Trent??  :D
  • Reply 4 of 16
    ashleyashley Posts: 25member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Stoke-on-Trent??  :D
    I live there...
    loquitur
  • Reply 5 of 16
    anortonanorton Posts: 3member
    One would think they would have all of the NFL cities done by now for flyover and transit...
    nolamacguy
  • Reply 6 of 16
    dugbugdugbug Posts: 283member
    Columbia gets flyover before Charlotte??? Odd
  • Reply 7 of 16
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,646member
    And now for the Worlds slowest roll out of a high profile feature! And the award goes to.......drum roll.  Drum roll keeps going. Drum roll goes a little longer. Audience falls asleep. Celebrity announcers fall asleep. Drum roll is still going. Bueler! What are you doing here?
    unionjackalexmacwaverboy
  • Reply 8 of 16
    ashley said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    Stoke-on-Trent??  :D
    I live there...
    Whoa, hard luck sport ...  :#
    cornchip
  • Reply 9 of 16
    n8351hn8351h Posts: 1member
    So, Apple will add places in Vigo, Spain but after 3 years and 3 instances of feedback to Apple Maps, they STILL won't add the street I live on.

    I notified Google Maps about this new street 3 years ago and within a week or two there it was. They even sent me a Thank-You note.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    ashleyashley Posts: 25member
    unionjack said:
    ashley said:
    I live there...
    Whoa, hard luck sport ...  :#
    I'm perfectly happy here... unionjack doesn't look like your rather patriotic then if your gonna diss other UK towns... maybe a little annoyed because your city/town hasnt been added yet?
    cornchip
  • Reply 11 of 16
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 352member
    entropys said:
    And now for the Worlds slowest roll out of a high profile feature! And the award goes to.......drum roll.  Drum roll keeps going. Drum roll goes a little longer. Audience falls asleep. Celebrity announcers fall asleep. Drum roll is still going. Bueler! What are you doing here?
    Because adding detailed high quality transit maps for every city in the country is incredibly easy! /s

    Rome wasn't built in a day you know. 
    dugbug
  • Reply 12 of 16
    Street View, please.
    cornchip
  • Reply 13 of 16
    creek0512creek0512 Posts: 100member
    JinTech said:
    entropys said:
    And now for the Worlds slowest roll out of a high profile feature! And the award goes to.......drum roll.  Drum roll keeps going. Drum roll goes a little longer. Audience falls asleep. Celebrity announcers fall asleep. Drum roll is still going. Bueler! What are you doing here?
    Because adding detailed high quality transit maps for every city in the country is incredibly easy! /s

    Rome wasn't built in a day you know. 
    Yeah, but it's easier to pretend like Google Maps supported transit directions for everywhere in the world when in launched back in 2005, or to ignore that Apple Maps is less than 4 years old and the transit directions less than a year old, and to forget that Google only made their iOS app full featured when they had to compete with Apple Maps.
    edited July 2016 nolamacguyDeelronpscooter63cornchip
  • Reply 14 of 16
    leptonlepton Posts: 111member
    Add Long Island, right next to NYC, we have millions of people, many tech minded with iPhones. Plus, I'm sure those Jet Setters in The Hamptons would love to see their Mansions in 3D!

    [OK, I'm just upset the flyover area for NYC stopped 10 miles from my LI house...]
  • Reply 15 of 16
    unionjackunionjack Posts: 15member
    ashley said:
    unionjack said:
    Whoa, hard luck sport ...  :#
    I'm perfectly happy here... unionjack doesn't look like your rather patriotic then if your gonna diss other UK towns... maybe a little annoyed because your city/town hasnt been added yet?
    London was done ages ago   B)
  • Reply 16 of 16
    WTF? I'm genuinely intrigued by the 'transit' information for Vatican City. Erm... walk this way... walk that way... then???
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