Apple Maps Gains New Indoor Mall Maps and Flyover Locations

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According to its Feature Availability page, Apple today introduced a number of new features for Apple Maps. Several new Flyover locations have been added, and available maps for indoor malls have expanded.

In some of these locations, the updates may have actually rolled out a few months ago, but Apple's updated list lets us know exactly where Maps feature are available. In other areas, the Flyover updates appear to be new and aren't showing up just yet.


New Flyover Locations


[*]Aix-en-Provence, France
[*]Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
[*]Albuquerque, NM
[*]Cannes, France
[*]Charleston, SC
[*]Cincinnati, OH
[*]Collioure, France
[*]Foxboro, MA
[*]Freeport, Bahamas
[*]Granada, Spain
[*]Gifu, Japan
[*]Greensboro, NC
[*]Hikone, Japan
[*]Himeji, Japan
[*]Infantes, Spain
[*]Izumo, Japan
[*]Izushi, Japan
[*]Joshua Tree National Park
[*]Kahului, HI
[*]Kanazawa, Japan
[*]Kapaa, HI
[*]Key West, FL
[*]Kitakyushu, Japan
[*]K?ya, Japan
[*]Lahaina, HI
[*]Lake Tahoe, CA
[*]Lens, France
[*]Lihue, HI
[*]Matsumoto, Japan
[*]Monaco
[*]Nara, Japan
[*]Naha, Japan
[*]Odawara, Japan
[*]Padua, Italy
[*]Preston, England
[*]Queenstown, New Zealand
[*]Reggio Di Calabria, Italy
[*]Remoulins, France
[*]Sakai, Japan
[*]Siracusa, Italy
[*]Takahashi, Japan
[*]Takamatsu, Japan
[*]T?jinb?, Japan
[*]Toledo, OH
[*]Treviso, Italy
[*]Tsu, Japan
[*]Twelve Apostles
[*]Valladolid, Spain
[*]Wailua, HI
[*]Yokkaichi, Japan
[*]Zaragoza, Spain

Indoor Maps

Apple Maps indoor mapping feature has expanded to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, and dozens of malls across the United States and other countries. We're not going to list them just because of the sheer number of new additions to the list, but mall maps have expanded in a major way since first being introduced in iOS 11.

You can see a full list of malls (and airports) that have indoor maps available in Apple Maps on Apple's Feature Availability page.

Speed Limits

In Canada, Apple has confirmed official support for speed limits within Apple Maps, a feature that Canadian users first began noticing a few months ago. Prior to the addition of Canada, speed limit information, a new iOS 12 feature, was only available in the UK and the United States.

Transit

Transit directions now also appear to be available across the states of Louisiana and Minnesota, with Apple updating previous listings that specified just Minneapolis and New Orleans.

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ignatius345

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These flyover things are of questionable utility, but they're pretty fun to look at. They'd really do well to let the whole thing buffer a bit before playing, though. They seem to download data as they go, and even on a decent internet connection you will often see the flyover actively filling in as the POV changes. It's even rendered with placeholder grids sometimes until the actual visual layer comes in.
 

macduke

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I still don't understand why Kansas City, Missouri—the 30th largest metropolitan area in the United States with 2.1M people—still doesn't have 3D maps. Springfield, Missouri—the 115th largest metropolitan area in the United States has 3D maps. Kansas City does not. I don't get it. Raiders fans out in Cupertino?
 

DamoTheBrave

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I just wish these features were much faster to roll out. Flyover is an iOS 6 feature which still has a lot of rolling out to do.
I do use Apple Maps by default but have to constantly switch to Google for cycling info and offline maps (when travelling). It's just not enough to announce something and give it very limited availability.
 
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Sasparilla

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Apple has definitely gone after Hawaii lately. (saw that the mapping vehicles were over there in Nov / Dec. if memory serves.

Keep on chugging with Maps Apple.
 
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willmtaylor

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Because we all know that mapping out indoor malls is most definitely “skating to where the puck will be” (not where it was 20 years ago). o_O
 

Veinticinco

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Ok, no doubting the likes of Aix-en-Provençe, Tahoe, Padua etc. all have their intrinsic geographical or cultural value.

But someone (assuming human) somewhere within Apple actually decided “let’s add Preston, England” o_O
 

DinkThifferent

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After tonight I am done with Apple Maps for quite some time. It sent me in completly the wrong direction, and tried to make me walk onto a freaking highway to get to my destination, while I had selected “walking directions”, not “driving directions”. So i had to walk back, for 15 minutes in complete darkness, to my starting point. I could download Google Maps in the meantime and as expected it gave me (not only two different options but also) the correct WALKING directions. So have fun with the flyover thing, for my own safety I will use nothing else but Google Maps from now on.
 
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3D4KC

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I still don't understand why Kansas City, Missouri—the 30th largest metropolitan area in the United States with 2.1M people—still doesn't have 3D maps. Springfield, Missouri—the 115th largest metropolitan area in the United States has 3D maps. Kansas City does not. I don't get it. Raiders fans out in Cupertino?
this is mind boggling to me. I get it that only KC people are going to care about this, but it’s objectively absurd.
 

macduke

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this is mind boggling to me. I get it that only KC people are going to care about this, but it’s objectively absurd.
Yeah, I'm looking forward to getting whatever their version of street view is called in 10 years.

Just scrolling around in maps, I can see all kinds of cities that have 3D maps that are smaller around the Midwest/Great Plains: Tulsa OK, Omaha NE, Rapid City SD, Green Bay WI, South Bend IN, Akron OH, etc. But then I tried zooming in on some other small cities like Wichita and even though it didn't have a 3D badge when zoomed out, sure enough it has 3D maps when zoomed in. So did Fayetteville AR, Gary IN, Grand Rapids MI, and probably many more. It's just crazy. I don't know what their problem is with Kansas City, but I'd like to find out.
 
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