Apple Maps Conducting Pedestrain Level Surveys

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

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 Maps Conducting Pedestrain Level Surveys

Apple Maps App Must be Overhauled. No Choice

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple Maps redesign coming with iOS 12

In our highly mobile, iPhone life, Apple Maps is crucial. So why isn’t it supremely dominant amongst iOS users?

Apple Maps Revamp - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-29

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the major revamp coming to Apple Maps in iOS 12.

Apple Maps Now Embeddable on the Web With MapKit JS Beta

· Jim Tanous · News

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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 Adds Transit Directions for West Virginia

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Apple Maps Adds Transit Directions for West Virginia

iOS: Use Predictive Text to Share Your Location

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Sharing your location with other people is the subject of today’s Quick Tip! While there are approximately a million ways to do so through iOS, you can actually use predictive text to pass along your location, so we’re going to tell you what magic words you’ll need to try it out.

Maps: How to See the Weather for Different Locations

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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.

Get Ready For Augmented Reality Maps in iOS 11

· Andrew Orr · News

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 Building 2nd Data Center in Denmark, Will Be Powered by Renewable Energy

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple is building its second data center in Denmark, according to Reuters, citing Apple itself as the source. Like Apple’s other data centers, this one will also be powered entirely by renewable energy. Apple has committed to having 100% of its global operations powered by renewable energy. This data center will be located in Aabenraa, a town in southern Denmark near the German border, and Apple plans to open it in the second quarter of 2019. It will drive the company’s iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps, and Siri in Europe.

Apple Building 2nd Data Center in Denmark, Will Be Powered by Renewable Energy

VR Apple Maps in iOS 11

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

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.

VR Apple Maps in iOS 11