Support for iOS 6 Maps’ 3D system reaches more cities

maps_overviewI would bet that when you first used iOS 6, the first thing you did was head over to the ‘Maps’ application and search for your home town. Annoyed that it wasn’t supported in Apple’s 3D flyover mode, you then searched for your nearest mapped city. Satisfied by the 3D buildings, you then moved to the outskirts of the city, only to find that the maps had reverted to normal 2D mode.

Okay, so you probably didn’t do all of that, but Apple has decided to cater for those who did, and has recently expanded its directory of 3D cities across the world, while also increasing the area of the existing cities.

The Loop reported the full list of updates:

“In the past few months Apple added flyover support for:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Providence, RI
  • Portland, ME
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Albany, NY
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Hoover Dam
  • Modesto, CA
  • Stockton, CA

The company also expanded Flyover coverage in a number of other cities, including:

  • Portland, OR
  • Boston, MA
  • Houston, TX
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Munich, Germany
  • London, England
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Lyon, France
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Toronto, ON
  • Barcelona, Spain

Maps has updated 3D buildings for Standard view and Turn-by-turn navigation for:

  • Barcelona, Spain

  • Berlin, Germany

  • Birmingham, England

  • Cologne, Germany

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Dublin, Ireland

  • London, England

  • Lyon, France

  • Manchester, England

  • Milan, Italy

  • Munich, Germany

  • Rome, Italy”

The updates don’t end there though, as Apple has even added enhancements to the navigation side of Maps. In some countries, updates to show things such as toll roads, transit stations, subway lines and more. Countries such as China – one of Apple’s main focus markets – have received minor updates, with new color schemes and more readable fonts.

This shows some of the hard development Apple has been working to achieve since its Maps received a helluva lot of bad press on release, and also proves to critics that the company does in-fact care about its map-loving customers.


Via: Cult of Mac

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  • jabombardier

    maps is getting better and better.