Apple Adds 20 New Flyover Locations Around the World, New Maps Info in Taiwan and Finland

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today added 20 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps on Mac and iOS, highlighting landmarks and features across several countries including France, Italy, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the UK, South Africa, and the United States.

    For those unfamiliar with the Flyover feature in Apple Maps, it lets users see photo-realistic 3D videos of select locations, with tools for zooming, panning, and rotating to get a closer look at notable landmarks and points of interest. Some of the locations listed may have previously been available as Flyover destinations, but were just added to Apple's list of Flyover locations.


    The full list of new Flyover locations is available below:

    Adelaide, Australia
    Amiens, France
    La Rochelle, France
    Nantes, France
    Toulouse, France
    Berne, Switzerland
    Bremen, Germany
    Columbus, Ohio
    Louisville, Kentucky
    South Bend, Indiana
    Springfield, Missouri
    Tucson, Arizona
    Dresden, Germany
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Middlesbrough, UK
    Salzburg, Austria
    Taormina, Italy
    Toyoma, Japan
    Virgin Islands

    Flyover was first introduced in 2012, but over the last four years, Apple has steadily added new Flyover locations to the Maps app. In 2015, Apple updated some major Flyover locations with real-time animated landmarks, making the Flyover experience even more immersive. Many Flyover locations have an additional City Tour feature that walks users through different landmarks in each city.

    Along with new Flyover locations, the Maps app has been updated in Taiwan and Finland. In Taiwan, iOS users now have access to traffic information, and in Finland, the Nearby feature introduced in iOS 9 is now active, allowing users to get information on local businesses located near them.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 20 New Flyover Locations Around the World, New Maps Info in Taiwan and Finland
  2. phalseHUD macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2011
    Digital Sprawl
  3. duffman9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2003
    Deep in the Depths of CA
    Lets see what's more useful:
    1) helicopter view
    2) street view

    Since I don't own a chopper yet I still need street view.
  4. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    Middlesbrough will be the least ever looked at Apple Maps, guarenteed. Why still no Amsterdam??
  5. Big Alsie macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
    I think that crown belongs to Bakersfield, CA :rolleyes:
  6. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    I used Flyover City Tour feature a few times this evening, looking at potential places for a holiday. It's a fantastic resource for getting a spatial sense of a city/place.
  7. jimbobb24 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2005
    Street view was a world changing innovation. Fly over is a gimmick. Why is apple still messing around with this and if they are - why are they going so slow?

    Apple cannot replicate street view and I can generally live with that. But either decide fly over is valuable and spend some money to roll it out or quit it.
  8. Devie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  9. mediotanque macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2013
    I find fly over way more enjoyable than street view
  10. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003

    Enjoyment vs useful.

    If I want to know my surroundings at a location, I always head to Street View. Fly over is limited to a handful of cities, unlike Street View.

    Sure, I find flyover is fun ( a toy ), but not useful. I fly over some locations to kill time.

    Apple came up with flyover because they couldn't do street view. It's a second lesser option.
  11. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
  12. stanman64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2010
    Why they felt the need to add South Bend, Indiana is absolutely beyond me...
  13. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    yes! Adelaide is there now!!!

    We finally hit the big time!
  14. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    I grew up in KY, and you'll not catch me flying over Pitino land!

    Go Big Blue!
  15. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Did people come out with this inane stupidity when Google first revealed its satellite view? Duh, why would I need to see anything from so high up? I'm not a bird lol.

    No, I don't think they did. Now we're getting a 3D satellite view which is vastly better than a flat one and suddenly an overhead view is useless. Weird.

    Since Flyover arrived I use Street View about 5% as much as I used to. Its just way, way, way too slow. And I guess I'm not the only one, becuase Google are rolling out their own Flyover.
  16. LazyMonkIE macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Middlesbrough? Bloody Middlesbrough? No places in Wales at all yet. Cardiff, Swansea, Newport? These are places people visit. Who on earth goes to Middlesbrough unless they have family or work there?

    At least get SOME Welsh places in there! Cardiff is the capital.
  17. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    yup, it's a nice gimmick, but that's it - i'd rather see them fix apple maps bugs than adding small cities (really, we austrians got graz and salzburg, but no vienna ?) to flyover. some standard european address formats are still not working in maps (while being recognized by ios context aware functions, e.g. in mail, they produce an error, when clicked on, and then you have to re-format them and type them manually into maps) and asking siri for an address works about 1 times out of 100 - she prefers sending me to similar or not-so-similar sounding addresses in other countries.
  18. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    I don't own a chopper either, but I find Flyover very useful.

    Not owning a chopper is not a good predictor of how useful you will find Flyover. There has to be a better explanation why you don't find it useful. Maybe some people are better at visualizing an area when they can see what's around the corner or on the next block. Others are more oriented to seeing only what you can view from a single point.
  19. Recognition macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2013
    Don't ever look at an ordinance survey map, your head might explode!
    How on earth did we find places before street view was invented?!
  20. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    I'd like to see them fix bugs in maps also, but I hope they wouldn't do it by grounding the pilots who collect the imagery and the 3D specialists who clean up the raw imagery. They wouldn't be very good at fixing bugs in the code, and would probably make it worse.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 4, 2016 ---
    Heh. Paper maps tended to be just lines to represent roads. But if you actually drive on the lines in real life, you'll get a ticket or have an accident.
  21. Zyriab macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Middlesbrough???!!!! Could they not find a more interesting or scenic city in the UK than Middlesbrough?! The most interesting thing in Middlesbrough is Teeside Park retail estate - at least that's included in the flyover! You get a real sense of just how much car-parking there is! :)
  22. Keane16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2007
    I like and use both Street View and Flyover. But use them for different things.

    When I'm in a new City, Flyover is great for getting a quick and dirty look around - more detailed than a flat map but way faster to navigate than Street View. It was great when I visited Rome 2 years ago - lots of winding alleys that look similar, Flyover helped a lot. Street View in this situation would be slow and annoying.

    Street View is great when I have more time and want more detail. Pretty rare that I actually need it day to day but when I do it's really useful. When I bought my house I used it to check the surrounding streets.

    I'm glad on iOS I have both.
  23. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Yay, the orange glow from the chemical factories.
  24. IGI2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2015
    Exactly, If Flyover is so useless why Google even bothers with it when it already has Street View?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 4, 2016 ---
    Yup, there is this theory of Multiple Intelligences in Psychology.

    And using Flyover definitely involves visual-spatial intelligence
  25. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2010
    I know, I'm from Newcastle, I can understand why loads of other cities around the world and even in the UK are ahead of us, but Middlesbrough? It should be one of the last places added. Can they even see anything in flyover through all the smog?

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