New Apple maps

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Aussi3, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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  2. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Wonder how they plan on updates? Went and looked at my old neighborhood by LAX which has been 95%+ torn down. The Satellite and Map view are around 1yr+ old. Is Apple basing the Map 3D off of the Satellite view or ...?
     
  3. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    I suspect it’s a combo of satellite, aerial sidescan (visible light and Lidar) and their ground units. A simple satellite or directly overhead scan will not yield the necessary 3D perspective to detail height and roof detail.
     
  4. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    That is why I asked. The Satellite and Map view match. Problem is the buildings are no longer there. Torn down over a year ago.
     
  5. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm not sure how often they update any particular piece of geography. I'm sure for most areas its a several year cycle.
     
  6. G1Ravage macrumors newbie

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    It's definitely been a few years since any buildings were updated in New York City.

    It seems most major cities have some new detail in navigation mode.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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  8. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    I just encountered something on the 12.2 beta: touching an alternate route while in Navigation overview mode on CarPlay now selects the alternate route. For me, at any rate, that was impossible before now. Touching the alternate route did nothing.
     
  9. G1Ravage macrumors newbie

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    Glad they're paying some attention to CarPlay.
     
  10. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    I rented a Mazda today for my drive up to Maine. I’m glad they added CarPlay...but now they need to add a touch screen!!

    I kept tapping the screen to try stuff out. Have to turn their stupid dial instead. #lame
     
  11. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    in January we went up to NYC. Maps had issues; mostly getting the correct start location for the morning. Go figure our hotel room was on the 22nd story and had view of the river. You would think all the tall buildings in central park would mess Maps up and yes it did. Actually no tall buildings in the park but still a mess there too.

    you would have to stop and re start Maps a lot. after a few resets it made more sense.
    it would often fall out of transit walk modes and think your wanted to driving there
    you would walk out of a shop onto the sidewalk and Maps was deer in head lights
    didnt work in the rain

    nice toy
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  13. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's a good advertisement NOT to get a mazda. Carplay without touchscreen is like a bicycle without wheels.
     
  14. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    No GPS-enabled service works well in NYC. Not sure which side of town you were on for your river view, but neither faces south to get best GPS lock
     
  15. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps, but Carplay sans touchscreen (when vehicle is in motion, at least) is still better than most manufacturer's factory systems.
     
  16. MozMan68 macrumors 68020

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    To be fair, they just added the capability this past fall, so I imagine they have no other choice but to bring it into cars that already had non-touchscreen capability… I have to believe he’ll be adding touchscreen from this point on…
     
  17. G1Ravage macrumors newbie

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    I use the dial control on my car. I prefer not touching the touchscreen. Fingerprints annoy me.
     

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