Apple Maps Stories February 6

Apple Maps on-the-ground data collection expands to Andorra

Earlier this week, Apple has reorganized its online page where it details upcoming data collection operations for Apple Maps. This takes the form of cars equipped with LIDAR and photographic cameras being driven around cities, and ‘pedestrian’ surveys where Maps employees walk around wearing backpacks fitted with similar sensors. The data is ultimately fed back into Apple Maps to improve accuracy. The page now reports that ground surveys will begin in Andorra in April.

Apple Maps Stories February 5

Apple Maps adds more indoor maps for malls and airports, expands transit directions to new cities

Apple has today updated Apple Maps with new transit direction cities, and expanded support for indoor maps for malls and airports. Today’s Apple Maps updates are being done server side so no software update is required.

Apple Maps Stories January 15

DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’

DuckDuckGo, the popular search engine alternative to Google has announced today that its address and map searches on mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework. DuckDuckGo is one of the first companies to rely on MapKit for its data and touts the privacy that the move brings to its users.

Apple Maps Stories January 10

Apple today launched support for turn-by-turn directions in Apple Maps for India, an emerging market that Apple has pinpointed for future growth potential.

Now, Indian iPhone customers or tourists can get precise routing throughout the country. Apple also launched support for ride-hailing apps Uber and Ola, so you can request rides from inside of Maps using the two biggest taxi app in India.

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Apple Maps Stories January 8

New Flyover and indoor maps locations now available in Apple Maps

Apple has today added new locations for its Flyover and indooor maps feature. Flyover shows a 3D representation of the specific area, while indoor maps allows users to find the specific location of a shop inside a mall or airport.

Apple Maps Stories December 19, 2018

Waze CEO recently sat down for an interview with Business Insider, and spoke about the company’s $1 billion acquisition by Google, self-driving cars, and why the company attributes Waze’s widespread success to Apple and celebrates an annual “Tim Cook Day.”

The reasoning dates back to 2012, when Apple Maps’ debacle proved a worst case scenario for the company, forcing CEO Tim Cook to write a public apology letter over the numerous Apple Maps shortcomings.

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