The 'Map' App sucks!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iBallz, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. iBallz macrumors 6502

    iBallz

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    I put in addresses all week, and the search result is not even close. I've dang near thrown my iphone out the widow this week. I cant find nuttin!:mad:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I find everything quite well, even some things my 2009 GPS cannot find.
    Perhaps your address are as in-descriptive as your post.
     
  3. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Did you try formatting the address correctly? The Maps.app does a good job at guessing if you made a small mistake, but if you're pretty off, it'll also be off.

    Try formatting it like this:

    #### Streen Name, City Name, Zipcode, State Initials
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    All you need is a building #, street name and zip code in the US. City names and states are redundant.
     
  5. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need the commas, either.

    Are you pressing the "current location" button before searching?
     
  6. iBallz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, most of our addresses are numbers. So again today I put in 1032 S. 4375 W. and it put a pin on 'a' 4375 W, but nowhere near the South part. In fact in a different part of the town. And yes I do the locate button.

    And many other such searches this week, where I put in the 4 digit address of North and South sorta thing and it cant find it.
     
  7. iBallz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Street names it does a pretty good job with, unless its a newer subdivision. I wish I could do, or get a map update!
     
  8. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    Have you taken into the possibility that it is not the "Maps" who suck, but it is you who sucks?
     
  9. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Well, it runs off of Google's maps, which is the TeleAtlas maps. So, there really isn't anything that Apple can do to get newer maps into it, unless they got another provider, which would mean breaking a strong tie with Google.
     
  10. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Damage control. The Maps app does suck. It has since 3.0
     
  11. ChiliBlue macrumors 6502

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    I'm a courier and I use the map app all day. I've used it for the past year and I can't remember the last time it was wrong. I put in street number, name and go.
     
  12. iBallz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, and I preferred the Map App for a lot of things before. I found it easier to look up phone numbers, restaurants, and such rather than a google search. But something lately really blows. Maybe its just me!:eek:
     
  13. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure how Google maps finds locations in Japan, but I entered all the info correctly on two occassions to find my next temporary job locations, and the map placed the pin across the street from the actual location the first time, and it placed the pin ten blocks away the second.

    I've found it to be accurate otherwise... it's been helpful in getting me to a location.
     
  14. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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  15. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed the iPhone map app has pictures that are 2003 era at my house. Will Apple ever use updated maps? I can actually tell you the day the pic was taken, we were having our roof replaced and the shingles are off our roof in the pic. :)
     
  16. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    It's a google application using TeleAtlas maps.
     
  17. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Well, the satellite view is Google not Apple and, unless you're actively engaged in espionage at home, I don't think there's going to be much satellite time dedicated to your house. :)
     
  18. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    Would be nice to see a newer pic of our area I live less than a mile from a major highway re-construction that took 10 years to complete and it ended last year. I drive in dirt on the phone now on the new highway.
     
  19. yalag macrumors 65816

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    well the app is only as good as the google map search, so I guess google is to blame here not apple?
     

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