Apple Maps expands transit directions to Honolulu & Kansas City, Mo.

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Apple on Monday quietly updated its native Maps app with public transit coverage for two major American cities: Honolulu, Hawaii and Kansas City, Mo.




Travelers can now get directions for buses, ferries, and/or light rail options in those locations. In the case of Honolulu, coverage includes not just the city but the entire island of Oahu. Likewise, Kansas City riders can route back and forth between Missouri and the city's other half in Kansas state.

Apple has been gradually expanding Maps' transit coverage since it was restored to iOS last year, and introduced to macOS/OS X. The content was stripped out of 2012's iOS 6, as Apple decided to sacrifice features in order to switch from Google Maps data to its own.




As usual, the new cities are not yet on the company's official coverage list. Most supported locations are still in the U.S. and China -- other countries have less than a handful of cities, if they're covered at all.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,202member
    the main trouble with Apple maps is the absolute glacial roll out of high profile and useful features.  

    If you aim to play in the big league, you must play in the big league.  There is no try, there is only do.  
    lostkiwimjhnl
  • Reply 2 of 3
    People will complain that Apple moves at a glacial pace to get things right and make Maps stronger. The same people will complain that Apple moved too quickly and got things wrong and made Maps weaker. These people could move over to Google Maps.
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    mjhnlmjhnl Posts: 27member
    People will complain that Apple moves at a glacial pace to get things right and make Maps stronger. The same people will complain that Apple moved too quickly and got things wrong and made Maps weaker. These people could move over to Google Maps.
    You're right! At this pace it will take them to the 22 century to have their maps and transits ready in The Netherlands. Google already has them and cylcetracks too. Also Google maps pronounce the streets well when spoken in Dutch. 2 cities a month is a joke!
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