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This is a Wiki Thread for the latest updates to the Apple Maps app. Note that some of the updates listed below may only be available in the latest beta software and not necessarily publicly available until iOS13 is released in mid-September.

Please simply click on "EDIT" for this post to make changes to the noted areas below. It looks like there will be many coming now that iOS13 is entering beta phase and it was announced at WWDC that the United States should be completely updated by the end of 2019. :)

Thanks to @Weaselboy , this post is now a wiki. Let's post observed confirmed changes to the Apple Map imagery and POIs here. With thanks to @MozMan68 , here is the start:

Updated Maps Areas
United States of America
States (and the District of Columbia) are listed alphabetically. Where an entire state did not roll out at once, areas within states are listed in the chronological order in which they rolled out.

State/AreaTesting Start DateRelease Date
AlabamaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
AlaskaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
ArizonaFebruary 27, 2019March 22, 2019
ArkansasDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
California
Northern California
July 3, 2018September 17, 2018
California
Southern California
January 2, 2019January 24, 2019
ColoradoOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019
ConnecticutAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
DelawareAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
District of ColumbiaAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
FloridaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
GeorgiaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
HawaiiNovember 2018
IdahoOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019
Illinois
Northern Illinois
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
Illinois
Southern Illinois
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
Indiana
All counties except Clark,
Crawford, Daviess, Dubois,
Floyd, Gibson, Harrison,
Knox, Martin, Orange,
Perry, Pike, Posey,
Spencer, Vanderburgh,
Warrick, and Washington
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
Indiana
Remaining counties
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
IowaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
KansasDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
Kentucky
Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
Kentucky
Remaining counties
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
LouisianaJuly 2, 2019August 9, 2019
MaineAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
MarylandAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
MassachusettsAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
Michigan
Lower Peninsula
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
Michigan
Upper Peninsula
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
MinnesotaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
Mississippi
Southern Mississippi
July 2, 2019August 9, 2019
Mississippi
Northern Mississippi
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
MissouriDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
MontanaOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019
NebraskaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
Nevada
Lyon, Storey, and Washoe Counties
???July 3, 2018
Nevada
Clark County
February 27, 2019March 22, 2019
Nevada
Remaining counties
October 20, 2019November 18, 2019
New HampshireAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
New JerseyAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
New MexicoFebruary 27, 2019March 22, 2019
New YorkAdded August 12, 2019September 30, 2019
North CarolinaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
OhioOctober 2, 2019November 18, 2019
OklahomaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
OregonOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019
PennsylvaniaAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
Rhode IslandAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
South CarolinaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
South DakotaDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
TennesseeDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
TexasJuly 2, 2019August 9, 2019
US Territories
Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands & Guam
April 9, 2020
UtahOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019
VermontAugust 12, 2019September 30, 2019
Virginia
Northern Virginia and Eastern Shore
August 12, 2019September 30, 2019
Virginia
Bland, Giles, Pulaski,
Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe Counties
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
Virginia
Remaining counties
December 18, 2019January 30, 2020
Washington (state)October 20, 2019November 18, 2019
West Virginia
Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire,
Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral,
Morgan, and Pendleton Counties
August 12, 2019September 30, 2019
West Virginia
Remaining counties
October 2, 2019November 18, 2019
WisconsinDecember 18, 2019January 30, 2020
WyomingOctober 20, 2019November 18, 2019

Other Countries
Countries are listed alphabetically. Where an entire country did not roll out at once, areas within the country are listed in the chronological order in which they rolled out.

CountryTesting Start DateRelease Date
Australia
Canada
Germany
Japan
U.K.

Look Around
  • Hawaii (Island of O'ahu) - Added June 3, 2019
  • Las Vegas metro area - Added June 3, 2019
  • San Francisco/San Jose metro area - Added June 3, 2019
  • Los Angeles metro area - Added September 30, 2019
  • New York City metro area - Added September 30, 2019
  • Houston, TX - Added November 18, 2019
  • Santa Cruz, CA - Added December 18, 2019
  • Boston, MA - Added February 19, 2020
  • Philadelphia, PA - Added February 19, 2020
  • Washington DC -- Added February 19, 2020
  • Chicago metro area -- Added April 20, 2020
  • Seattle, WA -- Added June 29, 2020

Notable Changes
  • All building shapes modified using a combination of satellite and ground based LIDAR data to create more realistic 3D shapes in map mode
  • Open-sided or more "non-building" structures (gazebos, parking shelters, etc.) largely removed to avoid clutter in Map mode
  • Distinction of various ground data textures (sand/beaches, golf courses, baseball fields, tennis courts, pools, etc.) represented in more detail
  • Road color/weight adjusted to better represent major versus secondary roads or driveways
  • POI updates (at least in the USA) being updated within 24-48 hours.
  • Seasonal hours added to POI data
  • CarPlay now has option to select alternate route on screen
  • Look Around
    Explore where you’re going before you get there with an immersive 3D experience that gives you a 360-degree view of a place. And enjoy smooth and seamless transitions as you navigate your way around
    • Highways/Freeways/Interstates have views from BOTH the inside and outside lanes within the same location
  • Collections
    Build collections of your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite locations and share them with friends and family
  • Favorites
    Whether it’s home, work, the gym, or your kid’s school, create a list of places you visit often for quick, one-tap navigation
    • Favorites icons now show on every zoom level within the map. You can now zoom out and easily see marked favorites anywhere in the country.
  • Junction View (China)
    Junction View helps drivers eliminate wrong turns and directional misses by lining them up in the correct lane before they need to turn or enter an elevated road specifically in major Chinese cities. This feature is already available in 26 countries (including mainland China) as "lane guidance"
  • Share ETA
    Share your estimated time of arrival with family, friends, and coworkers. Your ETA even updates should a significant delay occur
    • This feature sends a text to contact(s) notifying them of your estimated time of arrival. No location information is sent.
  • Customer feedback
    A redesigned customer feedback experience makes submitting incorrect addresses, business locations, or operating hours that much easier
  • Improved Siri guidance
    More natural language enhances the navigation experience. So instead of saying “in 1,000 feet turn left,” Siri says “turn left at the next traffic light.” Improved navigation also guides you closer to your end-point destination, which is especially important for large venues
  • Real-time transit
    Maps offers transit schedules, arrival times, network stops, and system connections for better route planning. It even includes important real-time information like outages and cancellations
  • Flight status
    Up-to-the-moment information about your flight terminals, gate locations, departure times, and more is now available
  • Place cards
    Place cards are more helpful and easier to use, with dynamically updated information for things like Today@Apple sessions at Apple Store locations, movie theater time listings, and more
  • MapKit
    Updates include vector overlays that allow developers to add heat maps, weather, or buildings on top of the map, as well as point-of-interest filtering. MapKit also supports Dark Mode
  • Improved CarPlay experience
    CarPlay provides easier route planning, search, and navigation, as well as Junction View. Favorites and Collections features are also available in CarPlay.
    • Split screen (Dashboard View) for CarPlay allowing both Maps and Music views simultaneously. Note that 3rd party mapping apps like Google Maps and Waze will still function as full screen maps but are not available in dashboard view...it is an Apple Maps exclusive feature and Apple Maps must be installed on the connected iPhone in order for this feature to even work.
    • Calendar app now available in split screen mode to view upcoming appointments
    • Music now shows album art in both full screen and split screen modes
  • Traffic Light and Stop Sign Symbols visible when navigating. This feature is tied to new improved Siri guidance as noted above. Symbols will only appear in navigation mode, but only the upcoming lights/signs (3-4 at most) appear on the screen depending on the density of the symbols on the map. This feature bacame available throughout the United States on January 30, 2020.

Apple Van/Pedestrian Map Schedule
https://maps.apple.com/imagecollection

Business/POI Edit Site
https://mapsconnect.apple.com/

WWDC19 - Map Session Videos
https://developer.apple.com/videos/all-videos/?q=map


Maps Developer Site
https://developer.apple.com/maps/web/
 
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Any street view or anything like that? What’s the satellite view like?
No street view, no. Unfortunately I can't compare satellite imagery from b2 and b3 as I'm all b3 now. Perhaps someone else still on iOS 11 or iOS 12 PB1 or DP2 can post some images in the region for comparison.
 
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I’m running beta 3 here in San Francisco and I don’t see any changes to the maps from iOS 11. I notice the maps app flashes when I scroll around the map of the city, like it’s trying to show the new data, but it still stays the same. Any thoughts?

Edit: looks like switching to satellite and back fixed it.
 
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Some screen record from my iPad Pro. Some of the area around Apple Park. I was impressed with the second one and what seems to be the parking garage, that the satellite imagery got the sides peeking in a bit.

Hi, how did you manage to post a screen record in here? Everytime I try, it gives an error on macrumors
 

T-Will

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Some screen record from my iPad Pro. Some of the area around Apple Park. I was impressed with the second one and what seems to be the parking garage, that the satellite imagery got the sides peeking in a bit.

I’m not sure the satellite view is any more detailed than previous versions. It looks the same on my iOS 12 PB1.
 

eoblaed

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Hi, how did you manage to post a screen record in here? Everytime I try, it gives an error on macrumors
I uploaded them to vimeo and posted the links here.

If you look at the video segments there, you can see a 'vimeo' click-through (you can click on it and watch it on vimeo at higher resolution).
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I’m not sure the satellite view is any more detailed than previous versions. It looks the same on my iOS 12 PB1.
It's possible. I haven't looked at satellite 3d stuff in a while. I was impressed with how close to the buildings I was able to get, and how complete the imagery was even when I rotated around in 360 degrees and able to see into the garage, from between both of the large parking structures.

The vector maps are clearly more detailed (even the original article up here on MR showed an impressive before/after).
 

Feenician

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I’m not sure the satellite view is any more detailed than previous versions. It looks the same on my iOS 12 PB1.
I don’t think they’ve updated anything other than the base maps yet. The TechCrunch article/interview said as much. No jarring changes until they have wider coverage.
 
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