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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:46 PM   #26
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So the Statue of Liberty is rendered slightly better and the rest of the world still looks like this:



This is not an improvement, this is fiddling while Rome burns.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:46 PM   #27
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this is more than incremental.

Significant amounts of the New York Metro area that was 2d before are now 3D. this includes Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City, etc. when before it was only manhattan.

And the photos for Jersey City are reasonably up to date, as the window unit air conditioner I installed in my bedroom has been rendered in 3D, and I've only had it installed for about 7 months.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:47 PM   #28
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That's great BUT...

I am extremely annoyed that I noticed on day one of iOS 6 that my business' info is outdated on the Maps app. I reported on day one (and every single day since), and nothing has been done. I have posted links to my company's web site (with the correct info) and my contact info many times to Apple but no response.

About a week after iOS6 came out I did a little experiment where I also informed Google of the info change as well.

Google updated their maps THE NEXT DAY.

What the hell Apple?
I'm sure apple is getting flooded with update requests. On top of that, google has a lot more employees in their mapping dept. It will just take time.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:47 PM   #29
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Yet another reason AT&T is better than Verizon.


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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:47 PM   #30
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get public transportation down first and worry about the 3d flyover later. that **** doesn't matter. public trans is crucial.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:48 PM   #31
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It is great this kind of thing is improving. But how long will it take to improve basic things, like street names? It is over a week since I put in error reports of wrong data in my hometown and no changes yet. I hope it gets updated soon. Or maybe it requires multiple reports to get a thing changed?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:48 PM   #32
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Also, I think in some time people will start to really like the third party integration for transit directions. Google, nor anyone else that I've seen, has done a good job of keeping up to date.

Perfect example is iTransNYC. They have an excellent, cheap app for the NYC subway system and I've always had better luck there than with google maps. They even have service advisories, a major benefit, and are using the new API so I can launch my directions right from Maps.app.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:49 PM   #33
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Flyover is pointless and useless unless you are Superman.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:49 PM   #34
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What about ariel? My most important tool for navigation. Not '3D'. I hope they get it together quick.
You use Ariel for navigation?



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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:50 PM   #35
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Excellent news. How can anyone complain in a thread about improvements.

Oh wait this is MacRumours. Never mind.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:50 PM   #36
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Glad to see Honolulu on there now!
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:50 PM   #37
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This is just bells and whistles, Apple needs to fix the incorrect locations and missing POIs first.
POIs and address searches are being huge improved. See the photo, for example:

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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:53 PM   #38
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I'm sure apple is getting flooded with update requests. On top of that, google has a lot more employees in their mapping dept. It will just take time.
Fantastic strategy for an ever changing world...

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Excellent news. How can anyone complain in a thread about improvements.
Those improvements looks so fine on the iPhone 4
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:53 PM   #39
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They have now labeled San Diego State University. At launch there was no label displayed.

At least there is forward progress being made.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:53 PM   #40
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Sounds similar to Siri with the 4S. A cool feature to show off, but I don't use it that often.

I hope that they add public transportation to the maps app. If they add it back, then I'll probably upgrade back to ios 6
Did you check the app store for PT in your area?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:53 PM   #41
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That's great BUT...

I am extremely annoyed that I noticed on day one of iOS 6 that my business' info is outdated on the Maps app. I reported on day one (and every single day since), and nothing has been done. I have posted links to my company's web site (with the correct info) and my contact info many times to Apple but no response.

About a week after iOS6 came out I did a little experiment where I also informed Google of the info change as well.

Google updated their maps THE NEXT DAY.

What the hell Apple?
Probably because Apple maps are so broken at the moment that they are inundated with update requests. Google probably not getting that many these days. I think it will take a year for everything to settle down with iMaps.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:54 PM   #42
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Lady Liberty still flat in the ground for me.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:55 PM   #43
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So the Statue of Liberty is rendered slightly better and the rest of the world still looks like this:

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This is not an improvement, this is fiddling while Rome burns.
About 70% should look like that. jk
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Flyover is useful for me because I'm not a Superman.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:57 PM   #45
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That's great BUT...

I am extremely annoyed that I noticed on day one of iOS 6 that my business' info is outdated on the Maps app. I reported on day one (and every single day since), and nothing has been done. I have posted links to my company's web site (with the correct info) and my contact info many times to Apple but no response.

About a week after iOS6 came out I did a little experiment where I also informed Google of the info change as well.

Google updated their maps THE NEXT DAY.

What the hell Apple?
Yeahhhh, I wonder about that. I've been submitting fixes for the businesses in the area around me so they're in the correct location. I haven't seen any of them fixed yet. I wonder what the process is for that. I wonder who reviews it and how long it takes for them to review and/or process it. I wonder how they confirm it. I wonder if something gets a larger priority the more people submit a correction for that particular item.

After reading in this thread too, I wonder if perhaps it has been fixed, but the older incorrect version is cached.

I don't like that it seems like they're putting more effort into fixing their 3d/flyover stuff than correcting more important errors like businesses being in the wrong location.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 02:57 PM   #46
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If only Apple had an entire year left in which they could use Google map tiles while developing their own solution...
I think this is nice move. With hundred of thousands if not millions using Apple maps, it will it improve much faster through user feedback and crowdsourced data than populate and correct the map by themselves in private.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:00 PM   #47
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I think this is nice move. With hundred of thousands if not millions using Apple maps, it will it improve much faster through user feedback and crowdsourced data than populate and correct the map by themselves in private.
But if you know things are wrong, and you report them, but it takes a while (how long? an unknown, consistent quantity as far) for corrections, it is discouraging to actually report errors.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:01 PM   #48
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It is great this kind of thing is improving. But how long will it take to improve basic things, like street names? It is over a week since I put in error reports of wrong data in my hometown and no changes yet. I hope it gets updated soon. Or maybe it requires multiple reports to get a thing changed?
No, I suspect your one report will be sufficient. But someone needs to physically check the validity of your report and fix the data. There are probably a whole lot of reports being received, so it's going to take time.

What's going on here is just that aggregate data collection (I.E. flying planes around with cameras) is on going. Flyover, and street-view behaviour will probably improve way faster than raw map data.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 03:01 PM   #49
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If only Apple had an entire year left in which they could use Google map tiles while developing their own solution...
And then they would completely forego the crowdsourcing for improvements that made GM strong in the first place, and would end up in the same boat next year instead.
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Flyover in Munich, Germany!
for a week, munich consisted only of big colored pixels ^^
extremely detailed... even the small balconies on houses are in 3D

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