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Creek0512

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I looked at the map to see if I could figure it out. It’s I-95 and 128 (which I’m assuming is a state route. I’m unfamiliar with the Boston area) is the edge of the Look Around coverage. I highlighted it in red.
FYI, you can just turn on Look Around and zoom out to see what all is covered.
 

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Rhonindk

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Here is an ongoing issue I continue to have with Apple Maps and one I wish they would fix: trip planning.
I'm going to spend a couple days in Avila Beach and want to take as much of the coastal highway as I can bring there. It is a nice drive. I quickly found that AM does not even offer it as an option (see screen shot below). Google Maps allows you to plan it and you can add intermediary stops along the way (see screen shot below). Maybe someday.

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Rhonindk: I have the same wish as you. Right now I do my trip planning in Notes, where I create a combined travel note with links to every destination in Maps I plan visit on a trip. I find the destination in Maps, share it to Notes until I have built up my trip. When I have arrived in one spot, I select the next destination in Notes and it opens in Maps.

It works quite well, but is of course not as seamless as being able to plan the whole trip within Maps.
 
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MozMan68

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Right here...
Here is an ongoing issue I continue to have with Apple Maps and one I wish they would fix: trip planning.
I'm going to spend a couple days in Avila Beach and want to take as much of the coastal highway as I can bring there. It is a nice drive. I quickly found that AM does not even offer it as an option (see screen shot below). Google Maps allows you to plan it and you can add intermediary stops along the way (see screen shot below). Maybe someday.

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I think it's a given that they will add this feature as part of an upcoming iOS release (even though they aren't tied necessarily). The owned data is key for this and Apple Maps certainly seems to be going in this direction. But I really think part of this means they need to make Maps available to all on the web like Google.

At least their in route requests have improved although it doesn't work as well as I'd like sometimes. During a route, when Siri asks, "where would you like to go?" and I respond, "Chick-Fil-A along my route" it can do a pretty good job and shows me minutes added to my route. But sometimes it totally f's up and shows me options too far back on my route (I don't want to turn around unless I just passed it) or makes me stop navigation altogether and starts the search as a new route. Haven't figured out why it does that.
 

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I think it's a given that they will add this feature as part of an upcoming iOS release (even though they aren't tied necessarily). The owned data is key for this and Apple Maps certainly seems to be going in this direction. But I really think part of this means they need to make Maps available to all on the web like Google.

At least their in route requests have improved although it doesn't work as well as I'd like sometimes. During a route, when Siri asks, "where would you like to go?" and I respond, "Chick-Fil-A along my route" it can do a pretty good job and shows me minutes added to my route. But sometimes it totally f's up and shows me options too far back on my route (I don't want to turn around unless I just passed it) or makes me stop navigation altogether and starts the search as a new route. Haven't figured out why it does that.
They already have the groundwork done for Maps on the web (complete JS API available for web devs), I'm fairly certain we'll see a shadow drop of a Maps web app like we did for the Music one.

Regarding the owned data point, I can't f***ing wait for them to finally go "f*** it" and kick every single of their data providers out + allowing Apple users to fill in the gaps. I'm severely disappointed by the fact that I can't even open images or check out reviews for certain places due to them forcing me to download an app by a 3rd party (+ often ask me to sign up before letting me in).
I honestly would've expected Apple to push their own locations DB + review system a long time ago.
 
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Rhonindk

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Rhonindk: I have the same wish as you. Right now I do my trip planning in Notes, where I create a combined travel note with links to every destination in Maps I plan visit on a trip. I find the destination in Maps, share it to Notes until I have built up my trip. When I have arrived in one spot, I select the next destination in Notes and it opens in Maps.

It works quite well, but is of course not as seamless as being able to plan the whole trip within Maps.
Might give that a try.
 
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