Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Following yesterday's Apple Pay launch in Belgium, Apple today updated its Maps app to include transit information across the country.

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    Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live.

    The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the main cities as well as other funicular connections around the country. Belgian connections to nearby connections abroad also feature in Apple's coverage.

    Google Maps has supported transit directions for several years now, but Apple Maps has been adding transit data since 2015 and is steadily catching up with detailed routing information.

    (Thanks Bernd and Noah!)

    Article Link: Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium
     
  2. McFreggle macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Tim Cook suddenly came to realize that Belgium actually exists?

    What's next for us? Apple News and the HomePod? Come on! You can do it, Apple!
     
  3. IGI2 macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky you, I would prefer a Polish Siri first : )
     
  4. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    I'm always amused by the drop shadow some editors add to images of illuminated touchscreen devices; it just looks like a Maps sticker on an iPhone. It'd be like drawing an illuminated lightbulb with a shadow on one side. Here's what it ought to look like:

    drop-shadow-maps-photo-removal.gif
     
  5. NightFox macrumors 68020

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    I think that's actually dust under the screen due to the iPhone's lack of dust filter.
     
  6. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    Belgium getting treated well by Apple recently damn!
     
  7. Sasparilla, Nov 29, 2018
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    This is nice to see.

    It seems like Apple is not just redoing maps in the U.S. (this lists where their maps vehicles have been will be over the last weeks / next weeks and a chunk of them are not in the U.S.):

    https://maps.apple.com/vehicles/
     
  8. McG2k1 macrumors regular

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    I wonder if apple integrates this manually or do they just plug in to some other data providers API.
     
  9. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to assume that they pull the data otherwise a change in the schedule would be a disaster.
     
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  11. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Apparently folks on Apple's Map and Pay teams got a hankering for waffles.
     
  12. cmmncw macrumors newbie

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    Looks like Apple turned on transit across Iowa today as well.
     
  13. Mike Oxard macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, they wanted to go and test how well they could find a pub and then use apple pay to buy some ridiculously strong beer.
     
  14. Creek0512, Nov 29, 2018
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    Apple also enabled transit directions in Philippines a couple of weeks ago, and Iowa recently.

    Atlanta, Melbourne, and Brisbane Airports all now have indoor maps as well.

    It also appears that Apple's new maps have gone online in Hawaii.
     
  15. Matam macrumors newbie

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    Considering the current state of transportation and delays (thanks sncb/tec/delijn/..), cancelation, strikes, cable theft and such, they'd have to do it all over again every day (or half days) :D
     
  16. Wetware. macrumors member

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    Amazingly it looks like the UK is done.
    Edit: ...the parts of the UK they were driving at least.

    Also listed: “California (Pedestrian)”
     
  17. truthertech macrumors 68000

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    Apple has been building their own base map for several years now and has thousands of people working on it. And it has been a worldwide effort from the start. Those "street view" vehicles have been worldwide for almost two years now.
     
  18. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't argue against facts :( first time I've seen another Belgian here!
     
  19. McG2k1 macrumors regular

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    I guess the delay in rolling out other countries is caused by that data gatekeeper having to rework whatever they have to rework on their end to feed the data to Apple. I don’t know why I thought it might be the other way around.
     
  20. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    All the better to reach your favourite chocolate retailer.
     
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  22. hagar macrumors 6502a

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    Great! Now give our language some love, Apple. Where is predictive input and automatic language recognition for Dutch on iOS? I’m tired of tapping the globe icon a million times a day to switch manually between Dutch, French and English.

    And while you’re at it, is there a reason Maps Nearby is not enabled in Belgium ? Or Siri Remote on Apple TV?
     

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