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Old Jun 15, 2012, 10:58 AM   #26
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Interesting that NYC isn't on the list. They are probably still trying to figure out how to show it without it crashing the phone, lol. That, and I guess its tough to get permission to do the fly overs.


Does Las Vegas have an optional nighttime view? That would be pretty cool.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 11:40 AM   #27
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a quick question for those who are using iOS 6 now.

How does flyover live up to streetview. Say I am looking for a local store along the street, any chances flyover can help?

May seem like a noob question but i'm really wondering
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:08 PM   #28
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a quick question for those who are using iOS 6 now.

How does flyover live up to streetview. Say I am looking for a local store along the street, any chances flyover can help?

May seem like a noob question but i'm really wondering
No, you will ask Siri about local stores instead of trying to see something from top. And how will you understand its a store by watching it from the top? By small advertisment on the building ner the ground? With both streetview and flyover it would be a pain. Flyover would be even painer due to low resolution textures on building so reading is almost impossible.
Googling and siring still exists, remember? And are still often much better then other ways to gain info no matter how other ways graphically better.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:17 PM   #29
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Sorry just re-read my post and made a mistake. I meant global cities, not complete global coverage.
I would imagine so. Itís like street view, it started out in major US cities, expanding to increasingly less populated areas. The same pattern was followed around the world and now on trains and hiking trails. 3D view while probably more expensive is actually easier & faster to implement than street view.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 01:37 PM   #30
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what they do have done looks great but they have tons and tons of catching up to do.

I can see this maps delaying the whole launch/iphone5.

I guess there is the chance they already have a lot more and just have not uploaded it to their maps servers tho.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 03:00 PM   #31
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Ugh... I'll be sticking with google maps then. Waaay more coverage,
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 01:54 PM   #32
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5 Years!?

That might be pushing them a bit to cover the whole world. Obviously we are not sure of how much they already have but I wouldn't expect to see the whole world done for a while unless they get a massive fleet of planes and helicopters.
It'll be quicker than by car.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 03:55 PM   #33
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No London flyover?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:00 PM   #34
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No London flyover?
I imagine it will be there by the time iOS 6 is released to the public. When Apple purchased C3 (the 3D mapping company) they already had London completed along with quite a few other cities.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:05 PM   #35
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i really wonder what made them decide upon choosing copenhagen as one of the few or the only european city? not that i complain

now if they manage to map out the world... that would be the best.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 05:31 PM   #36
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Thanks for this I was hoping someone would provide a list., the level of detail really is quite impressive iPhone 4S, bet it looks even better on the iPad.

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1) they are two completely different things
2) we are in beta1, do you really think thats it? Its never going to grow?
3) for the guys that miss streetview theres the app that Google will release.
The 3D mapping seems to actually be more sluggish on the new iPad than on my iPhone 4S - my guess is that it's related to the higher resolution of the screen, so it's pushing more pixels around. That being said, it is still far more impressive on the iPad because of the larger screen. I was looking around San Francisco and the Transamerica Pyramid really pops in 3d mode.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 05:51 PM   #37
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You didn't expect "Apple maps" to come out and blow Google out of the water from launch, did you?
Yes. What's the point of replacing a gMaps with an inferior product?
As for 'reducing dependence on Google', surely a year or two wouldn't have hurt to get this a bit better?

For example, there are now no public transport routes. I used the old maps all the time to map out my route, and it even gave me bus times.

I know it's only a beta, but betas are usually only for optimising software and working our any bugs. Can't think of many features in past iOSs that have been introduced in betas.
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With the loss of street view and the apparent lack of 3D cities I'm gonna be somewhat frustrated by Apple maps I think, seems that its a reduction of features.
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a quick question for those who are using iOS 6 now.

How does flyover live up to streetview. Say I am looking for a local store along the street, any chances flyover can help?

May seem like a noob question but i'm really wondering
The detail is almost as good in places. This is zoomed to the max in Vegas.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 07:12 PM   #40
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Nokia maps has new York in 3d using c3 tech

http://www.google.com/search?q=nokia...&client=safari
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Can anyone tell me if Houston is available in 3D?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 08:06 PM   #42
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How long does it take to make a flyover for one city? Apple should make some deals with airlines so they can get more pictures.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 11:17 PM   #43
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 11:43 PM   #44
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a quick question for those who are using iOS 6 now.

How does flyover live up to streetview. Say I am looking for a local store along the street, any chances flyover can help?

May seem like a noob question but i'm really wondering
Apple has partnered with Yelp as a replacement for streetview.
Where streetview used to be, you now get a slideshow of images from Yelp, assuming that the address has an associated Yelp review.
You don't always get an exterior photo but it's all we get for now.
Addresses without a Yelp review just show a satellite image.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 12:34 AM   #45
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How long does it take to make a flyover for one city? Apple should make some deals with airlines so they can get more pictures.
The technology behind it is quite amazing. Take a look at these videos. It's 98% computer generated so making a 3d map for an entire city is quick and wouldn't take years like Google's method.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CNemPTHOKWg
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The technology behind it is quite amazing. Take a look at these videos. It's 98% computer generated so making a 3d map for an entire city is quick and wouldn't take years like Google's method.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CNemPTHOKWg
That's really interesting!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 12:59 AM   #47
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a quick question for those who are using iOS 6 now.

How does flyover live up to streetview. Say I am looking for a local store along the street, any chances flyover can help?

May seem like a noob question but i'm really wondering

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The detail is almost as good in places. This is zoomed to the max in Vegas.

Street View of the same area, infinitely better quality and much more useful:



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No, you will ask Siri about local stores instead of trying to see something from top. And how will you understand its a store by watching it from the top? By small advertisment on the building ner the ground? With both streetview and flyover it would be a pain. Flyover would be even painer due to low resolution textures on building so reading is almost impossible.
Googling and siring still exists, remember? And are still often much better then other ways to gain info no matter how other ways graphically better.
Unless you live in Japan. Street View is indispensable to me in finding job sites as the streets here are a mess - no grids, just haphazard layout (dead-ends, bizarre angles, and no names) ... With Street View I can see where I need to go before I even leave my house; I haven't been lost ONCE since I got my iPhone, and I do lots of traveling for my job. Flyby or whatever Apple wants to call it would be worthless here, by comparison.
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Street View of the same area, infinitely better quality and much more useful:

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Yep. You can see who walk pass 3 years ago.
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Yep. You can see who walk pass 3 years ago.
Did you even look at the Flyover picture of the same area that was posted?

edit: You were the one that posted it. LOL if you consider that detail.. Oy vey.
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