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Apple Maps users in Belgium now have access to real-time transit information, offering information on whether a train is on time or possibly facing a delay, as reported by iCulture.

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Transit information has been available in Belgium since November of 2018; however, real-time data is new. With real-time information, users can now more easily plan their commutes based on actual transit run-times rather than simply what's scheduled.

Article Link: Belgium Gains Real-Time Transit Information for Apple Maps
 

yellow8

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I know for a fact that it was an easy algorithm. There is always delay =)
 

Konigi

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Jan 24, 2017
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Montréal, Québec
I see a lot of people complaining that Apple comes as late into this. We have this conversation each and every time they expand their maps. Yet I still prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps, where the former does integrate live transit features. To sum up:

- greater UI, aesthetics, smoother transitions
- more detailed maps (where available, IMO)
- greater integration within iOS, for instance ongoing directions shown on the logged out screen; but I suspect this is due to Apple not allowing certain API for third party app maps...
- better voice assistant
- much greater privacy, as far as I know

At the end it remains a matter of personal preference. I think it's just great to have many options. I regularly use the two depending on my needs. (And then the Transit app when it comes to urban transit.)

Yes, we all know Apple Maps still fall behind in a lot of things and areas. But it's coming, and I am sincerely looking forward to see the ongoing improvements. It gets really better each and every year.
 

DinkThifferent

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The Netherlands
I see a lot of people complaining that Apple comes as late into this. We have this conversation each and every time they expand their maps. Yet I still prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps, where the former does integrate live transit features. To sum up:

- greater UI, aesthetics, smoother transitions
- more detailed maps (where available, IMO)
- greater integration within iOS, for instance ongoing directions shown on the logged out screen; but I suspect this is due to Apple not allowing certain API for third party app maps...
- better voice assistant
- much greater privacy, as far as I know

At the end it remains a matter of preference. I think it's just great to have many options. I look forward to see continued improvements on Apple Maps!
Yes, but you live in Canada (so you have the fancy new Apple Maps)

I live in The Netherlands, which still has the bad old map. In my neighborhood it still shows an outline of a building that was demolished in 2010. In the town I used to live in it still shows a part of the neighborhood as a park (green) while it is not a park but just a block of houses.

I reported both multiple times but it has never been fixed.
 

Konigi

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Jan 24, 2017
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Yes, but you live in Canada (so you have the fancy new Apple Maps)

I live in The Netherlands, which still has the bad old map. In my neighborhood it still shows an outline of a building that was demolished in 2010. In the town I used to live in it still shows a part of the neighborhood as a park (green) while it is not a park but just a block of houses.

I reported both multiple times but it has never been fixed.
I understand this, and it's a shame it's taking so long to be updated where you live! In your case, I would be using alternative maps, of course. Hopefully, as Belgium is getting updated, they are getting near to your place ;)
 

coolthings

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Apr 6, 2020
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Apple and Belgium are on a roll today. Apple Pay with ING and now this.

Will only start using Apple Maps once they start showing speed limit like Google Maps.
 
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