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3D Maps Demo RIGHT NOW without iOS 6.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ndavid126, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Apparantly Nokia Maps use's C3 Technology for their 3D mode. Go to maps.nokia.com/3D/, and there you can download a plugin and view select cities in C3 Technology 3d. I hope this isn't going to be all the cities, because if it is im going to be disappointed.
  2. macrumors member

    Great catch, although I wish there were more cities that were in 3d. It looks like there are only about 20 worldwide right now
  3. macrumors member

    Yea hopefully this is just not been updated. I doubt Apple would send a rival the updated maps.
  4. ndavid126, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    macrumors member

    So for those with iOS 6 Beta does the Apple Maps have more buildings than this?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Or what about street view? Did we lose that??
  6. macrumors 603

    street view is gone. it's a google only thing. 3D maps seems limited at the moment, but so was streetview when it began. gotta adjust. i've got no 3D in the UK so far i think, but i can't search, it crashes each time, i have to manually go somewhere lol.
  7. macrumors regular

    Wack just as i thought......................
  8. macrumors member

    what? it works:confused::confused::confused:
  9. macrumors regular

    not very good! Lame 3D tech in Apple Maps!

    Google Street View was my favorite map feature.............
  10. macrumors 6502


    Expect Google to come out with a standalone Google Maps app in the app store eventually.
  11. macrumors member

    OK I see. Sorry. I was confused on what you said and thought you were saying that the link did not work. But I would like to respectfully disagree. I think that the new 3D maps look amazing.
  12. macrumors regular

    This is just a repackaged Nokia Maps with apple marketing hype....................
  13. macrumors regular


    Hi guys. I see most of you have not actually seen iOS6 yet, but are taking giant alien ***** all over everything because it's easy.

    Apple had a good day today. This is the first time in a long time that they released hardware and software and couldn't even tell us about all of it in a 2 hour keynote. Plus, Tim Cook demonstrated that all is well at Apple.

    I just did a comparison in Miami with both technologies. Nokia's service is garbage. iOS destroyed it.

    If you're expecting Trees to be perfectly modeled go outside and stare at one. They're boring. Who cares.

    It is also evident that some of the 3D data is better than the rest. The images on the west coast (e.g. San Francisco, Cupertino) are absolutely stunning.

    In florida for the most part there isn't a whole lot of data. Looks like they're working on it. But really, Florida is flat as a board and there aren't many tall buildings outside of cities, so who cares?

    I could read logos and signs on the imagery of NASA AMES Research center in Mountain View.

    I've only used turn by turn for a short distance, but it literally destroys every other GPS out there.

    @ndavid126: You need to delete this thread or rename it, because you have ABSOLUTELY no idea what you're talking about.

    This community is first and for most driven by those who love Apple. You don't have to love everything they do. You do have to realize that there are thousands of Engineers doing the absolute best they can to produce this software, and if they could do better they would have.

    I have used every iOS beta since the first one became available. This version is pretty much shippable, and I can't wait to see what the new iPhone can do with it.

    If you want to go experiment in Android land I invite you to do that. I have an Android Tablet myself (Full disclosure: I have been using it as a drinks coaster), but bitching about which is better doesn't help anything.

    Finally, remember: There is no right. There is no wrong. Pick what works for you and refrain from proselytizing.

    At least it's not Windows Phone right? :p
  14. macrumors 6502

    My city doesn't have any 3D (Salt Lake City, UT), I also checked Boston and NYC, they don't have any either. The only city I found was San Francisco which had 3D.

    I expect that this is something Apple is going to develop further throughout the beta.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Wow, when was the last time an update got rid of a feature? I ask because I use street view all the time for work, don't know a way around it..
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    Google already said in their Maps event that regardless of what Apple does with maps they'll release a maps app for iOS. Just Chill man Google is taking care of it. You get both now.
  17. macrumors 603

    well streetview is exclusive to google maps, it's not really an iOS feature. Each maps have their own thing, bing has limited aerial view, no street view. Apple has 3D view, once that's fully up and running everywhere, it will be better than street view i think. streetview took time to populate, so will apple's 3D view, just gotta use patience.

    in the meantime, you can use google maps via safari, doesn't that do street view?
  18. macrumors regular

    afraid not :(
  19. macrumors 68020

    Street view was replaced by Yelp.
    If the building has a Yelp review you'll get a slideshow of the Yelp pictures where the Street view used to be.
    No review and you just get a pretty useless satellite image.
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    Not for work, but I do use street view a lot. Too bad I'll have to end up with mult maps apps.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Sometime in the future I reckon every part of the world will be 3D :rolleyes:
  22. macrumors 6502

    Boston and NYC...

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  23. macrumors 6502

    What is improved about the iOS version over Nokia's? Performance? Image quality?
  24. macrumors 6502

    Hmmm, perhaps the internet I was using at the time sucked too bad. I freakin hate comcast.
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    Sydney Opera House

    Can anyone get a screenshot of the Sydney Opera house on the new iPad to compare to Nokia Maps?

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