But it's provided by TomTom not Apple...Apples map looks terrible compared to Google, who has been at map making quite a bit longer than Apple. I'm sure Apple's maps will get better over time, but at tho time there is no comparison.
go ahead with the flames. I'm sure someone will like the Apple map better because it is from Apple. Never fails.
I think that's a poor excuse to be honest. It also means Apple have had plenty of time to watch and learn and hopefully improve on any of google maps mistakes just like they did with the iPhone.Just remember that maps is Google's playground for the last couple of years. Of course the first version of anything other "what's currently best" (and what people are used to) won't be as top notch, but give it some time.
Tim said that Apple is doing their on cartography. They are using TomTom and many other sources for data such as roads, streets, landmarks, etc. but they are drawing their own maps. The look of the maps is completely Apple's (except in satellite view where again they are using data from various sources.)But it's provided by TomTom not Apple...
Google maps have been vector based for a few years now. Maybe not on iOS but that's not Googles fault.One thing to point out is Apples street maps are vector based with some clever street name scaling and display on zooming. Screen shots don't really do it justice. Sat imagery isn't as good though.
If you take a look at the edges of the maps they are at more or less identical zoom levels.I see many things missing in apples' map example; needs some water bodies, forks in the streets and it looks like the streets are longer/shorter than their counterpart; of course both are set to different zoom levels though.