Apple Adds 7 New Flyover Locations to Maps

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Apple has added 7 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps, including cities in Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and Puerto Rico. The additions bring the total number of Flyover cities in Apple Maps to 148, allowing users to see photorealistic 3D tours of those cities and zoom in on landmarks and buildings.

The following cities were added to Flyover:

- Almería, Spain
- Braga, Portugal
- Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
- Karlsruhe, Germany
- Kiel, Germany
- Kingston upon Hull, England
- San Juan, Puerto Rico

The full list of Flyover cities can be seen on Apple's iOS 8 feature availability page, even though Flyover is also available on Mac OS X's version of Apple Maps.

Apple has been steadily adding new cities to Flyover since the feature debuted three years ago. Flyover has gained over 40 new cities since December, with 20 new cities joining in March.

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zsbradt

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I still don't understand why The Los Angeles metro is available in 3D Flyover mode but there is no tour. Same is true for San Diego.
 

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Cool! Slowly but surely… I wonder just how long it takes to do a city - from takeoff of the plane to update to the system.
Hasn't been all that slow... Apple Maps was launched just less than three years ago yet it is currently far more superior and refined than Google Maps which has been around since 2005.

Great job, Apple.
 
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Cool! Slowly but surely… I wonder just how long it takes to do a city - from takeoff of the plane to update to the system.
When my city was added I noted that the car that was parked at my house was the car that sold like 9 months before that date... So I guess that the job take for a while before it is released ... Obviously at least in my city
 

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Hasn't been all that slow... Apple Maps was launched just less than three years ago yet it is currently far more superior and refined than Google Maps which has been around since 2005.

Great job, Apple.
This is an interesting point. Even people who currently find Apples mapping service to have inaccurate data can't deny Apple seem to be accelerating improvements faster than Google.

They won't ever replace Google for the same reasons iMessage won't replace Hangouts.
 

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Hasn't been all that slow... Apple Maps was launched just less than three years ago yet it is currently far more superior and refined than Google Maps which has been around since 2005.

Great job, Apple.
Not sure if serious... Apple maps continues to have serious content errors including in major cities, such as San Francisco (apple's own backyard for goodness' sake). It remains so unreliable as to be effectively worthless, in my experience. I generally prefer apple's solutions over google's whenever they both offer one, but this is such a mismatch I wonder why Apple is continuing to bother.
 

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Flyover is the killer feature that beats Google Maps. Being a continuous UI element rather than a separate UI like StreetView, it's far more natural to navigate a city with Flyover.

My bet is that the street level mapping being done by Apple's vans will add textures to the existing Flyover model so that you can zoom in closer rather than enter into a StreetView like photography based UI.
 

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For a second I thought it said 'Kingston a upon Thames' which would have been cool as its near where I live.
Yay - My house is now on fly-over!!!!
I thought this would never happen as I live in a tiny village just south of Hull, but on the other side of the Humber Estuary - its a 60 mile round trip to the nearest McDonalds (35 if I pay a bridge toll), so I thought the chances of ever getting fly-over would be non existent, but it seems they've simply drawn a circle round the City & I happen to be in it!
 

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Well at least @Jaffa Cake will be happy - but Hull has got a flyover view before Cardiff and Newcastle. I'm sure the Welsh will be happy! ;)

EDIT: Dammit wrong Jafffa Cake
 

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This is an interesting point. Even people who currently find Apples mapping service to have inaccurate data can't deny Apple seem to be accelerating improvements faster than Google.

They won't ever replace Google for the same reasons iMessage won't replace Hangouts.
As I've said in other threads, Apple Maps has the housing estate where I live, on satellite view, from 6 months ago. Google Maps shows it as fields, which was over 10 years ago. There's been numerous reports to Google over the last 8 years alone, but still Google show it wrong. So to all those people whinging about Apple Maps being crap compared to Google Maps, explain that................... :p
 

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I was surprised to see my little town with Flyover support. Never thought we'd get it way up in the hills in the middle of nowhere! But yes it's largely completely useless compared to Streetview. It's nice to play around with but doesn't offer anything useful as a person with a car and not a helicopter.
 
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As I've said in other threads, Apple Maps has the housing estate where I live, on satellite view, from 6 months ago. Google Maps shows it as fields, which was over 10 years ago. There's been numerous reports to Google over the last 8 years alone, but still Google show it wrong. So to all those people whinging about Apple Maps being crap compared to Google Maps, explain that................... :p
Ha, brilliant!
 

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As I've said in other threads, Apple Maps has the housing estate where I live, on satellite view, from 6 months ago. Google Maps shows it as fields, which was over 10 years ago. There's been numerous reports to Google over the last 8 years alone, but still Google show it wrong. So to all those people whinging about Apple Maps being crap compared to Google Maps, explain that................... :p
That's a bit odd. I live on the edge of the Pennines/moors in an area with a very low population density, and even recent building sites show up on Google maps. Apple maps is a bit behind but the image looks nicer.
 

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Flyover is the killer feature that beats Google Maps. Being a continuous UI element rather than a separate UI like StreetView, it's far more natural to navigate a city with Flyover.

My bet is that the street level mapping being done by Apple's vans will add textures to the existing Flyover model so that you can zoom in closer rather than enter into a StreetView like photography based UI.
Woah that would be insane. Google Streetview is more useful but Flyover is way cooler. To blend them together would be amazing: Classic Apple.
 
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