Apple Maps is collecting pedestrian level data in California. On Friday, a man wearing a Lidar rig, GPS and multiple cameras as well as an Apple Maps backpack, was spotted in San Francisco, according to MacRumors. On its website, Apple said [via AppleInsider] that Pedestrian teams will be in a number of California counties. While cars conducting mapping are not such a rare site spotted in Los Angeles earlier in the week, but as MacRumors noted: “This is the first time we’ve seen someone collecting mapping data on foot.”
Apple’s Search Ad business (App Store) alone could be worth US$2 billion by 2020.
It’s easy to ask Siri for directions to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and other big businesses. But what about small businesses?
In our highly mobile, iPhone life, Apple Maps is crucial. So why isn’t it supremely dominant amongst iOS users?
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the major revamp coming to Apple Maps in iOS 12.
Apple’s list of cities hasn’t been updated with Buffalo yet, so it appears that it will be gradually rolling out.
Apple is expanding the use of Apple Maps on the web with the release of the MapKit JS API to developers. With access to this API, developers can embed interactive Apple Maps directly into their websites and web applications.
Apple Maps added support for transit directions in West Virginia this week, as first noted by AppleInsider. The directions included below are transit directions within the city of Charleston, WV. Support for this area isn’t listed on the Apple Maps feature list, yet, but they are live now. Our screenshot was taken early evening, Monday.
If all you need is to know if there are bike sharing stations nearby, Apple Maps covers the basics.
Maps has a nifty little built-in weather widget that’ll let you see the conditions of any place you’re zoomed in to—and this works on the Mac or your iPhone and iPad! Come on in and see what we’re talking about.
Apple Maps displays the temperature of your location, but you can also get more details with a 3D Touch Apple Maps action. Here’s what to do.
This incudes Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and surrounding suburbs in Queensland, and the greater Perth are in Western Australia.
One video shows how AR can point out major landmarks in your area, while the other video gives an example of how people will be able to navigate by following lines.
Apple’s going big on augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with iOS 11, and it appears those plans include the Apple Maps app. It was discovered this week that Maps locations which currently support “Flyover Tours” will now have a VR mode called just “Flyover” (minus the Tours). When accessed, the user sees the traditional Flyover view, but instead of the predefined tour video, the view responds to the user’s movement and the position of the iPhone. While currently providing a VR view, it appears that future plans call for AR too, as you’ll get a warning while using the app if there isn’t enough light for the camera. Check it out if you’re running the iOS 11 Beta.
Only a few airports and malls are currently supported, but Apple will be adding more as the public release of iOS 11 approaches.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at a year’s worth of data comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps and share which is their favorite.