The 3d maps was only displayed on Google Earth (on iPad)
No mention if it was coming to Google Maps Navigation so I'd say no if Apple pull off detailed 3d navigation in iOS6.
I don't know if it would add anything to navigation myself either but if done I'd assume anything that was in the way would be made transparent.3d navigation would add nothing to the experience. In fact it would suck as the buildings would block the roads your trying to see.
Well the Google Maps presentation just ended and it looks like they may have stolen some of Apple's thunder from iOS 6 if 3D maps is in fact one of the main features. What are your thoughts?
I've installed Google Earth and ran it maybe once or twice on my iPhone and iPad. It's a neat little app, but I haven't found a use for it outside of demoing it to people. Even for the desktop, I've barely used it outside of curiosity.
Yawn. More Google vaporware. Google releases demo level products while they developed the actual product and the fandroid claim they have it first while Apple releases finished products.
Get back to me when they are actually ready to release a working product to the public instead of demoing a 1/2 assed mapping app in an attempt to head off Apple's expected announcement at WWDC.
Offline maps will be a great addition. I'm surprised no one realises how important this is.
I recently went on holiday to Spain and took my Lumia 800. I pre-loaded all of the maps of Barcelona into Nokia Drive and didn't have to use data at all while I was gone. Best part was it was all free.
Google's gone a step further and taken this beyond the turn by turn navigation app and into the maps app. They said it will even cache Street View images.
Apple is miles behind on this one.
I don't think Maps in iOS 6 will be the biggest selling point. At least, I hope not. If Apple can bring is close to being on par to Google Maps for Android, then I think most people will be satisfied. What is great about Google Maps for Android isn't 3D (it doesn't exist yet and I doubt many people care). It's the integration with places/reviews along with voice guided navigation. Apple may wow people with 3D maps but at the end of the day, they need to create a feature complete maps solution not just some pretty maps.
He's talking about an actual RELEASED product, and not an ANNOUNCED product. There's a big difference between the two. And he's right: regardless of what google says, they basically announced "upcoming features" in an attempt to steal some of Apple's thunder. Losing all of the iOS mapping eyeballs is going to make a dent in google.Yes it is. Both of those are the products Google demoed today. Are you mistaking upcoming feature additions to their existing products with all new products ?
Yup, even though google is saying this isn't a big deal, it is, and their actions are showing it.
Well, some people do prefer 3D nav, and so there is a reason for having it. (3D map viewing, on the other hand, is a bit questionable, but there's definitely a market for 3D nav.)No doubt. I never understood, aside from the pretty factor, why you woul dever want 3d for navigation