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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:31 PM   #51
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Indeed, I hate to say this.. but on android it's done easily :-/
Perhaps it needs to be said. Lately I question my Apple ways.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:42 PM   #52
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The Maps app takes it data from a central server, where changes can be made at will by Apple. An update to iOS does not bring actual changes to the Maps data, as this can be done at any time on the server itself.

The new data, if any, seems to have coincided with iOS 6.0.1's release rather than have been caused by it.
This.

Although, the data that was cached into your phone could've been cleared when you updated... Causing updates to appear.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:13 AM   #53
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Crowdsourcing.

There's a reason nobody else thinks that's a good way of doing Maps.
How do you crowdsource POIs?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:31 AM   #54
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How do you crowdsource POIs?
Hope people send in corrections for the missing POIs.

No, of course it won't work, but we've had fanboys on here saying for months it somehow magically will.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:56 AM   #55
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York's satellite imagery is greatly improved. It's now in colour. Attachment 374248
That's odd I was able to see NY in color on day one

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Because Apple is based in North America and their largest markets are in the western hemisphere. Plus not to sound racist but asians have a huge knockoff apple product market going on.
I know for sure Apple has made adjustments to its map in thailand and the Philippines
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:57 AM   #56
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That's odd I was able to see NY in color on day one
They are talking about the original York, not the new one.
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They are talking about the original York, not the new one.
Oh LMAO...
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:07 AM   #58
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Hope people send in corrections for the missing POIs.

No, of course it won't work, but we've had fanboys on here saying for months it somehow magically will.
That would work if they trusted our corrections and allowed them to be applied in real time.

I could have fixed my hometown single-handedly except they haven't applied a single one of my corrections.

So that's not real crowdsourcing.
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That would work if they trusted our corrections and allowed them to be applied in real time.

I could have fixed my hometown single-handedly except they haven't applied a single one of my corrections.

So that's not real crowdsourcing.
True except people could abuse the system
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True except people could abuse the system
It couldn't get much worst.
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The Maps app takes it data from a central server, where changes can be made at will by Apple. An update to iOS does not bring actual changes to the Maps data, as this can be done at any time on the server itself.

The new data, if any, seems to have coincided with iOS 6.0.1's release rather than have been caused by it.
I would agree, but this is the same pattern we saw with the betas. New beta and better maps.

I hope that improvements for maps overseas (non US) is being updated daily since so many people reported issues.

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Still pathetic where I live. Satellite view is blurry and in black and white. I'm in North America.

Pathetic. Apple has the largest war chest of any tech company in the world but can't be bothered to purchase colour satellite images for a relatively populous area?
Where are you in the US? So we can look for ourselves.
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I would agree, but this is the same pattern we saw with the betas. New beta and better maps.

I hope that improvements for maps overseas (non US) is being updated daily since so many people reported issues.
I still haven't updated to 6.0.1 but can still see the improvements from last week. It's just a pity there weren't more of them.
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Because Apple is based in North America and their largest markets are in the western hemisphere. Plus not to sound racist but asians have a huge knockoff apple product market going on.
Well, you succeeded in sounding racist, and Apple should start updating maps in that part of the world.
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Well, you succeeded in sounding racist, and Apple should start updating maps in that part of the world.
so facts are racist now? Are you one of those people that get offended over everything?
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so facts are racist now? Are you one of those people that get offended over everything?
naw...just that Asians are a description of people. China is a country.

Not all Asians are (as you put it) selling knock offs. Maybe you have an issue with the language, but what you wrote seemed racist - regardless of what you meant to say.
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naw...just that Asians are a description of people. China is a country.

Not all Asians are (as you put it) selling knock offs. Maybe you have an issue with the language, but what you wrote seemed racist - regardless of what you meant to say.
Why lie and isolate it only to the chinese? Most asian countries have some sort of knock off thing going on. If they focused on asian maps people would complain that they're getting ignored
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:22 AM   #67
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A nice military saying: "Assumption is the mother of all ****-ups."

As long as you have no hard data, you are assuming most Asian countries have a knock-off market. You think/assume but do not know.

When you assume stuff, don't be so arrogant to act like you actually know. It will avoid many useles discussions.

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PS let's get back on topic now, shall we?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:00 AM   #68
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My town has been improved too. Previously it was a low quality black & white image. Now its a very acceptable colour image.

When you consider the sheer volume of data they have to update Id say that Apple are probably fixing things very fast.

After all just consider the size of the planet, yet we are all from different parts of the world all confirming improvements.
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I was disappointed to learn yesterday that Apple Maps has none of the county trash/recycling centers in its database. I had to open Google Maps to find my local one.

It's the first time Apple Maps has failed me. Which is sad because it's been fairly excellent until then!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:00 AM   #70
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So it seems apple maps are not only BAD, but actually getting WORSE!

Just looked at my area again to see if they corrected my, erm, corrections (they haven't) but now it seems they replaced the approx 1 year old satellite images with 10 YEAR OLD satellite images.

Nice one apple, REALLY well done.

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Can you sync maps bookmarks between devices?
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