Maps

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by squeeks, Jun 11, 2013.

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    squeeks

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    Anyone else notice the satellite imagines are very very old? At least 2+ years in the Orlando area. Google maps has images that were updated in the last 2-3 months. A bit disappointing. :(
     
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    Dalton63841

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    Never put much thought into it. Where I live the Google Maps are about 3 years old. Haven't even thought about checking the Maps app.
     
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    PhyrePhox

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    The images of the area around my house are less than a year old (I can tell by some construction projects that were underway and completed last year).
     
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    gmanist1000

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    Apple Maps doesn't even have a neighborhood that has been built for 10+ years near me.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Not working at all!

    Maps is not even worki at all in my computer. Is there a way to fix it?

    I click on the icon, it launches, but nothing happens. No window. When I select from the menu "new window" the app crashes.

    What could this be?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Mine's within the past year. I see some construction projects which are ongoing on maps but have since finished presently.

    Anyway is it that important to have a really updated map??? As far as I know most roads don't change even in highly urbanised areas.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I cannot figure out how to send directions from within Maps from my Macbook Pro to my iPhone.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I too can't get directions sent. Someone said that in the release notes, it states that some users can't send, however I have a customer seed and didn't get to see the release notes...can anyone confirm?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Google maps average btw 1-5 years old. Not sure the issue here.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I got my maps to work after I solved a font conflict that what was crashing my maps app on start up. I was having an issue with Safari not displaying some fonts.

    How I fixed the Font conflict? I used Font Explorer X to clear my font cache and restarted.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Four oF NINE

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    Where exactly is this maps app located? I can't find it :confused:
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I found on my mid 2010 MBP that maps wouldn't load when dynamic switching of graphics was enabled, when I used gfx card status to select either discrete or integrated graphics maps would load
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Maps works for me, but the send to my iPhone feature doesn't. It sends it off and my phone never gets it. Tested this on a couple of different machines.
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    I really like the simplicity of 10.9 Maps. Google Maps just feels same damn bloated in comparison.

    That said, Apple maps doesn't zoom in very far - can't get close enough for the detail you find in Google Maps. That's almost a deal breaker for me.


    Should be right on your dock. If not, check the Apps folder.
     
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    FreeState

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    Mine is the opposite.

    Google maps = shows fabric banners we had up for my partners birthday 4 years ago.

    Apple maps = shows furniture we purchased 6 months ago.

    (This is in San Diego, in the center of the city).
     
  16. macrumors 68030

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    Maps is in Applications. The icon looks like the one below.
     

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    Four oF NINE

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    Thanks guys.. It's also in launchpad :)
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll try this. Maps has been unresponsive for me till now.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    There's no sending that I've seen, it simply shows under 'recent' in iOS 7 maps, much like iCloud tabs.
     
  20. HarryAinslie, Jun 21, 2013
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    HarryAinslie

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    No point offering an outdated product is there?

    IMO Google will always be ahead of the game with regards to Maps, it's something that they heavily focus on whereas it's a secondary thing for Apple.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Perhaps, but apple's maps and the increasing integrative options are not a bad second. Neither of them can beat tom-tom in my opinion. I'm referring to the app.
     
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    HarryAinslie

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    I agree with Tom-Tom being the best there yet with regards to navigation, however i reckon if google were to sharpen their saw and fine tune their Maps app, i think it could be in there fighting for top spot!
     
  23. macrumors 601

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    Just comment on which Navigation app is better IMO it's Garmin. Now Tom-Tom does have the overall mapping better but the design of the navigation and UI are better on Garmin.
     

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