Apple maps - poor accuracy with address locations

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by nigelly, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. nigelly macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else getting frustrated with Apple Maps? It has taken me to the wrong location far too many times. Google maps has never failed me and I want us as iPhone users to pressure Apple into allowing us to choose which map app runs by default when you tap on an address

    They should allow us to choose not only our default map app, but browser as well
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I gave up on Apple maps shortly after it came out. I tried it again a couple months ago and went back to Google maps after Apple maps told me to drive down the railroad tracks.
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  4. nigelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the suggestion, I filled out the feedback form. I encourage everyone to do the same. Apple has listened with other complaints so maybe they will change this as well
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    I just found out 2 days ago when I went to wrong apartment building I had to check with Google Map I had to walk back to the right apartment. One thing I noticed on Apple Map it says "Approximate Location" that means Apple Map was not sure if it is the right place. Oh well.
    I have done with the feedback so many times. Apple have a long way to correct their mistakes.
     
  6. syphern macrumors 6502

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    nah i have to drive for a living to patients houses and have used apple maps sometimes and its nearly always taken me to the wrong end of the street or behind the house etc google maps I have found are 99% spot on
     
  7. Bill Cardwell macrumors newbie

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    Also tried it at first but so very inaccurate I quickly gave up. Around here in Northern Ireland roads run into the sea, and coastlines are drawn as straight lines with angles. I reported faults years ago but they have never been corrected.
     
  8. sk1wbw Suspended

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    I honestly think people are making **** up about Apple Maps. I've been using it since it came out, in Virginia, North Carolina, DC, South Carolina, Florida... I've never been told to drive down train tracks. I can get to the exact house and the exact driveway of any address I type in. So when I read threads like this, I have to raise the ******** flag.
     
  9. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Hah, funny! I've driven from Newtownabbey to Bushmills a few times and still can't help but recall the area around Larne in Apple Maps - the peninsula south of there does look a bit "squared-off"!.

    But, don't blame Apple on this one, or most of the geo-mapping "errors" like that. Blame TomTom - look for yourself: routes.tomtom.com - and zoom in on the area between Larne and Whitehead, and you'll see for yourself! I also had a TomTom GO unit, and it's displayed maps looked as crappy as the display on my GO or Benz and Forester (still using old Teleatlas discs, which TomTom sucked up a few years ago...). I'm surmising that Apple will get around to fixing this sometime soon as I'm seeing new data in Apple Maps, starting about a week ago, like new roadways and businesses. MS is up to the same as well maybe due to the sale of Nokia Maps (HERE) to M-B/Audi/VW, compare their old maps.bing.com portal to their upcoming https://www.bing.com/mapspreview portal - I've seen Bing- and Apple-branded vehicles all over the PNW for months now, even in rural areas... Cheers!
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    When I had to pick something up from someone and Apple Maps took me off a major road through a bunch of back streets to try to get me to the complex I needed, while when I finally turned to Google Maps after circling a bunch of steers I saw that I just had to stay on the major road for another 100 feet and would have been able to turn into a complex that I needed using a driveway, I moved off of using Apple Maps. Sure, it's an anecdotal experience, but for me that was enough. If I encounter something similar with Google Maps, which I just might, even though I haven't yet, I'll consider changing again.
     
  11. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    Google Maps once told me drive off the highway even though there was no exit.

    My insurance company did not like the result of that trip.
     
  12. Bill Cardwell macrumors newbie

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    Not used to being accused of making things up! Take a look for yourself. This was reported about 3 years back and remains the same. And this is only one example. Conclusion: Apple doesn't care.
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  13. sk1wbw Suspended

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    So basically you don't know where you're going and have to rely on your phone? If you've known about it for 3 years...
     
  14. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Looks like a global warming, ocean rising prediction.
     
  15. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I could agree with you, but I am one of the people who has a problem with Apple Maps. The problem is my own home address. My address is absolutely wrong - a good quarter mile off. I have repeatedly filed correction reports with Apple, and have been utterly ignored.

    It might be understandable if I lived in Lower Slobbovia, but I live on Cape Cod, about halfway between the Canal and Provincetown, in a development that's been here for over 30 years.

    I've been a member of this site for a dozen years and my posts reflect my general satisfaction, not to say delight, with Apple products. If you must raise the B.S. flag, please do so in my front yard. If you can find it.
     
  16. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Google Maps isn't 100% accurate for me sometimes when in more rural areas and adjacent addresses are far apart.
     
  17. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    I won't accuse anyone of making up problems with Apple Maps -- all mapping apps will have occasional problems. I've had incorrect directions from every GPS device I've ever used at one point in time.

    It appears there are more complaints about Apple maps, but in my experience it is accurate the vast majority of the time. Not quite as good as Google Maps, but pretty darn good for me. Close enough that the convenience of being the default app outweighs the occasional error.
     

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