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Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mcdonoughdr, Sep 20, 2012.
Really!?! Apple Maps aren't that bad...
You can't argue with people who are saying their town is miles out of place or the simple fact that there is far less detail on these maps than Google's.
I beg to differ...
The one thing that truly annoyed me with the Google maps app was when orientating the map according to compass position, touching the map to move it slightly would automatically turn the compass off. This at least, has been fixed.
Looking a little sparse .. Eh?
Also looking pretty good in Cape Town - No 3D Buildings yet, but the traffic alerts are working and Table Mountain looks nice... So I have nothing to complain about.
It does suck. When I search for small businesses they do not show up, when I search for a few major points or interest (like the IMAX cinema) the location is totally wrong.... this is in London!
I don't care about the 3D flyover... I want an accurate detailed map not 3D flyover.
I'm really impressed with the Apples Maps they looked awsome
That is a stupid argument to post a 3D picture and say because of that the maps don't suck. First of all, the picture isn't a 'map'. I live in the Atlanta, GA area and the 'map' puts my house 6.3 miles from its actual location. I said in another thread it was 4 but then did driving directions from my 'current location' (ironically my home) and what it thinks is my home and it was 6.3 miles. This is NUTS. My home and my street have been here for 13 years. I could give a crap about some super slick 3D view of a map or some stupid 'crystal clear' picture of a city if the software can't even locate a MAJOR road in a MAJOR city.
yeah, there's no difference at all
Great. 3D flyover. Lovely if you have a helicopter.
What I would like is accurate local information for my local area in the UK. I'm six miles from the centre of the sixth-largest city in England.
And the maps are frankly, rubbish.
and plus with google maps you could not go into landscape mode, but with apples version you can
They don't seem to suck here in DC. I was sore afraid given all the chatter but they turn out to be fine for me.
I see a good number of businesses in the search. Haven't looked deeply enough to see which small ones are missing.
I would not delay upgrading because of maps personally.
And, I hope google issues a map app that apple approves to everyone can someday use which they prefer.
Just because you happen to live in a US city that has good data (presumably good data if it has 3D) doesnt mean the maps are good.
Outside of locations with 3D data, and especially outside of the US, maps are terrible.
Indeed. When I updated, I expected my home town to look like my home town... Not a cloud...
Because people walk around the city using their phone for directions several hundred feet above the ground, right?
It is rubbish. Unless you live in the U.S. then you can write Apple Maps off as a good alternative to Google Maps.
Now we have to wait many years for Apple to make it useful. iOS 15?
3D fly over is great. I always wished that I could see where I was from a Birds eye view
If you live in the US or a major city, you may find the maps are pretty decent. They're not anywhere else.
made a slight alteration...
I've heard this many times - If you live in the US you are good. WRONG! I live in Atlanta and the mapping logic is wrong. Granted there is a lot of detail and slick 3D to the wrong but still wrong.
I like this alteration. It seems more vivid.
3D Flyover is one of those things that looks great in a presentation but has very limited real world applications. Street View is much more useful and is something I am really going to miss in iOS 6 (even assuming Apple improve the mapping / satellite imagery no street view puts it miles behind Google IMO). I really hope Google either release a maps app for the app store or else update their mobile site to include street view, but I can't see what their incentive is for that: Apple have just handed them a real USP for Android on a plate!
You'd expect Apple to get the U.S. at least right. Dear god what hope do we have for the rest of the world?!