Apple Maps Gains 30 New Flyover Locations Around the World

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    Apple today updated its iOS feature availability page with 30 new Flyover locations around the world, including cities in the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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    Flyover is an Apple Maps feature that provides photo-realistic 3D views of primarily large cities and landmarks. In satellite view, users can zoom, pan, and rotate to get a closer look at notable points of interest in supported regions.

    The full list of new Flyover locations is available below, but some areas may only now be reflected on Apple's website:

    United States
    Catalina Island, California
    Pinnacles National Park, California
    Porterville, California
    Visalia, California
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
    Springfield, Massachusetts
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Poughkeepsie, New York
    Rochester, New York
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Columbia, South Carolina

    International

    Leipzig, Germany
    Naples, Italy
    Palermo, Italy
    Akita, Japan
    Hagi, Japan
    Hakodate, Japan
    Hamamatsu, Japan
    Kumamoto, Japan
    Tsunoshima, Japan
    Acapulco, Mexico
    Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Hermosillo, Mexico
    La Paz, Mexico
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Puebla, Mexico
    Gijon, Spain
    Vigo, Spain
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

    Additionally, Apple Maps traffic data is now available in Chile, Hungary, and Vatican City.

    Article Link: Apple Maps Gains 30 New Flyover Locations Around the World
     
  2. zahuh macrumors regular

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    Does anyone use this stupid feature? Apple street view is much more valuable than this flyover crap!
     
  3. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Sto.... Stoke... Stoke on Trent? Of all the places... :confused:
     
  4. iSlicer macrumors member

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    I use it. I love to see some of the great cities of the world, especially in Japan, before I visit. Also, students love looking at these fly over views. They get a true sense of scale.
    Look, each to their own. But I think it's a great tool.
     
  5. Onext1 macrumors newbie

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    NO ONE CARES ABOUT 3D FLYOVER!!! STREET VIEW IS THE FEATURE THAT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL!!!! WHY IS APPLE BEING SO DUMB REGARDING MAPS?
     
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    It's a gimmick but today I will give it a go for the first time . Stock-on-Trent let's fly !
     
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    It's certainly not Apple that's looking dumb, here.
     
  8. Xenden macrumors regular

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    You realize that you may not use it, but if you're traveling to the a city you may have never been to, flyover might be of interest. Plus, Apple is sitting on so much money, they can do "stupid" things, and it won't matter one bit to services that Apple does that you do care about.
     
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  10. Onext1 macrumors newbie

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    The main topic is not what looks dumb here. The main topic is the Maps App. But, thanks for such an insightful opinion anyways.
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    Google Maps is much more interesting so far.
     
  11. ike1707 macrumors 6502

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    Is your keyboard working right?
     
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    Thx for Leipzig :)
    The 3D buildings are much more detailed than google earth.
    Therefore, Apple wins ;)
     
  13. KeyMs92 macrumors regular

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    Hope I get to see a Flyover of my town in my lifetime. Probably not at this rate.
     
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    Stoke On Trent...is a dump! We went a few weeks ago. Never going back.

    My friend lives in Allentwon in PA but when I go to the map I can't see the 3D fly over icon. How does one make it work?? I can see it in NYC and Philadelphia.

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    Flyover is clearly the missing link between satellite imagery and the street view level that Apple is yet to launch.

    When all the system will be in place, the experience will be like magic, resembling a drone view, unlike the poor user experience of today's Google street view (in other ways, a very useful service).

    It's almost unbelievable folks continue to bitch about flyover, completely missing the big picture.
     
  16. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Flyover is far more useful to me than streetview. Being able to fly around a city using gestures and multi touch and zoom into areas I'm looking for is much easier than navigating through a city using a bunch of photos.

    I'm a photographer and often have to shoot in different parts of the city that I live in and in cities that I don't know well. Flyover has been invaluable. Just this week, I met with a wedding couple who I'm shooting and we sat down and planned their wedding itinerary and found shoot locations using Flyover. They asked me what app I was using and were surprised when I said Apple Maps.
     
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    Meanwhile 5 of the 10 largest US cities, including San Diego, don't have Transit directions, but hey check out Visalia from the sky
     
  18. Mac'em X macrumors member

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    Yo, Apple, we keep having this same conversation. One more time:

    Quit aiming services and products at your millions of users worldwide, and start making only what zahuh wants.
     
  19. Xenden macrumors regular

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    Okay, so that had what to do with what i said?
     
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    The thing is that the Maps App doesn't seem to get as much attention as other apps and very probably it could become an essential app down the road with the introduction of the Apple Car. It definetely serves its purpose but it isn't enough nowadays.
     
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    Made me smile :D
     
  22. zahuh macrumors regular

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    I am confident you've never used flyover and I'm confident you've used street view.

    Mic drop.
     
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    I thought capital letters would capture better my feelings of rage, madness, disbelief, a little bit of hunger and a spoonful of carelessnes for grammatic decensy. I apologize also on behalf of other capitalizers. Hopfully one day WE WILL OVERCOME OUR ADDICTION TO CAPITAL LETTERS <-- failure im sory
     
  24. GrahamPadruig, Jul 8, 2016
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    OK, am I the only one whose eyebrows went up at the news of traffic data for Vatican City? As far as i know the Vatican doesn't have a single publicly accessible road! All the main roads go around the outside of its walls, and the only vehicular roads I can think off are to the car park by the Vatican Museum (the Via Sant'Anna) which you have to be a member of staff, or the curia, to use (or even access), and the Via Pio X, Via della Posta, Via del Pellegrino and the Via del Telegraph, all of which are service roads running off the Via Sant'Anna. I'm sure there is the odd vehicle that trundles around the gardens at 10mph, but I doubt they have many traffic jams. Nearly all the tarmac area of Vatican State is car park, or access road to car park. I look forward to seeing the actual data, you'll probably be able to tell when His Holiness is going home because there will be a sudden spike in traffic, from 0 cars to 1 car :)
     
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