UK motorways now blue

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  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry if I've missed this. I just went onto maps and noticed the motorways in the UK are blue. They definitely haven't been like this the whole time on beta 3 as I was only using it yesterday and have some print screens of when they were still yellow.

    They are also still shaking as yellow on my iPhone. I'm running iOS 7 beta 3 on both devices.

    This is a good step and one that I know many people in the UK have been asking for! :D
     

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  2. seble macrumors 6502a

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    Great! Now all they need to do is actually place my town 50 miles south to where it actually is...
     
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  4. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    As I said above, it's also still showing as yellow on my iPhone, however, on my iPad they are showing as blue / green.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Showing fine on my iPhone.
     

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  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Great, now if you could just make A roads red like proper OS maps we'd be getting somewhere
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Aren't A roads green though? The signs used are green hence why they appear in that colour (major roads do anyway). Same for motorways and blue. And B roads are white.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Signs are green. But if you look on an Ordnance Survey map A roads are red. This is what I would consider "correct".
     
  10. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But most people know of A roads as being green, so I actually believe it is better that they are green.
     
  11. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I agree. They look better being green.
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    All other maps have them green, so why make them red?
     
  13. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Seems some people always have something to complain about!
     
  14. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this, many A roads are correctly green too, I feel Google maps has become more confusing now they have left the colour code behind for the UK.
    Apple has made the right move.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. buckers macrumors 6502

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    Each to their own, really. The big road atlases generally show primary routes as green, like on the road signs. Users of Ordnance Survey maps (designed to be used by people on foot, cyclists, etc.) will be accustomed to seeing them as red.
     
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  18. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They were in beta 3.
     
  19. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I was a scout (well actually a beaver, a cub, a scout and a venture scout). So I'm quite used to OS maps. It's not a big thing for sure!
     
  20. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Epic stuff. Great so see some improvements. Now remove that fictional bank that appears to be located down my road and we might be in business.
     
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Apple really need to work more closely with users on this. I reported an error to Google when I moved earlier this year (a business showed on the map at our new property from the previous owners). One report and it was gone within a few weeks...
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    Apple have ignored most of the errors I've reported.

    They are still showing a local hospital that closed in 2005 and has since been demolished and redeveloped as housing. I've been reporting that one since last September. :(
     
  23. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You'd think they'd treat hospitals and reports around them as important. Don't want a law suite when someone turns up for emergency treatment and there is no hospital!
     
  24. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    It looks so much better now with the correct colours.

    Now starting to prefer the look of Apple Maps to that of Google Maps. Now Apple only has to fix its POI database and it's golden.
     
  25. deadlock macrumors newbie

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    I know what you mean. None of the problems that I've reported since Maps came out have been resolved

    I suspect this is as much due to Yelp! or TomTom (data providers) as it is down to Apple but it is something they need to get on top of
     

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