No love for London in 3d maps?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by irthomasthomas, Jun 12, 2012.

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    I know that creating 3d maps is a huge undertaking and I didn't expect to see much of the UK rendered in glorious 3D, but given it's the London Olympics this year I did at least expect to see some London monuments. But nothing? Really?

    Unless I am mistaken, that is very disappointing.
     
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    I don't see what the Olympics have to do with anything. That will be a distant memory by the time that iOS 6 is released!
     
  3. macrumors member

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    exploring London

    and the Thames looks so brown too!

    lovely shadow of the London eye though...
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    New York City isn't even 3D so it's probably going to be a while before London is.
     
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    clukas

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    thats disappointing, but then again I don't really care since i only have an iPhone 4:p.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I think Sydney is the only one being shown for 3D/Flyover for Beta 1 purposes.
     
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    1) It's beta
    2) Do you think it should be a complete product in beta?
    3) The Olympics, who gives two hoots?
     
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    I have it on good authority that Apple is spending heavily on putting more low flying planes in the air to accelerate their data collection of 3D images worldwide. I wouldn't be surprised to see them catching up rather quickly. They're using hi-end military grade spy cameras capable of capturing extremely detailed close up images.
     
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    no love for london in many of things, not just 3d maps

    JK JK


    they just naturally started in america, seeing how they are from here. im sure you will be fine when its GM
     
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    BlueGummiBear

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    This. iOS 6 isn't due for release until the Fall. Given that the grand majority of iPhone users at the Olympics won't be using iOS 6 "beta", I don't see why it matters.
     
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    Should be interesting when one of Apple's 'spy' planes tries to overfly East London in a months time and gets shot down by a SAM battery on the roof of some council flats :cool:
     
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    Heh, suspect they will have filed an approved flight plan. Or (more likely) buy UK data from getmapping.
     
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    Condescend much?

    With all the international attention that London is getting now, I thought they might have at least modelled Big Ben, that's all.
     
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    Am I doing it wrong or what's going on? Doesn't quite look 3D to me. :confused:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Beta by definition is functionally complete and needing further testing to iron things out. You are sadly misguided if you think Apple would reveal something and then let millions of people have it with major changes in mind within months. Why embarrass themselves by having people test and USE the solution day to day otherwise?

    Current casual users will suffer most from this. They are not going to be smitten even with the expected cute Maps commercials that I am sure are coming. Not because it is different, but because data is missing and the level of details sucks compared to what even iPhone 1 had. It's ugly too but that is subjective.
     
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    I was going to post this exactly. The bugs will be worked out but I think unless there is some miracle, the map data (for the most) is what it will be on release.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    Your on standard view. Click the page curl on the bottom right and select hybrid or satellite view.
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    Why does map data have to correspond with release dates?

    Shouldn't it all be updated as the TomTom/Apple map server is updated?
     
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    macrumors 6502

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    They really should have London. Apple should make deal with some airlines to attach cameras to bottom of planes. Also need computer version
     
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    I didn't suggest that it did, but a lot of people seem to think that it will all of the sudden get better by the release. TomTom has been around for a while too, the maps for the entire world aren't going to suddenly get better in the next 2 or 3 months.
     
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    Why can't it get better by release date? Internet-based map systems are updated constantly.

    This thread is talking about the 3D data. Much like a road, if a building is constructed or demolished, it's going to show up on the device as soon as it's entered into the server.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    How silly would it have looked of they had done Big Ben and nothing else in London? With regard to this, international attention doesn't mean anything and neither do the Olympics.
     

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