Has Apple’s Maps App Improved in Your Country?

mapsApple’s Maps app launch was marred with widespread criticism from the media and consumers due to the lacklustre points-of-interest (POI) data. The situation was so bad that Tim Cook had to put up a public letter on Apple’s website apologising for the half-baked iOS 6 Maps app and pointing customers to rival Mapping services.

The company has since been working hard on improving Maps data and expanding features like Flyover and 3D buildings to more locations. The Loop has the list of improvements:

In the past few months Apple added flyover support for:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Providence, RH
  • Portland, ME
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Albany, NY
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Hoover Dam
  • Modesto, CA
  • Stockton, CA

The company also expanded Flyover coverage in a number of other cities, including:

  • Portland, OR
  • Boston, MA
  • Houston, TX
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Munich, Germany
  • London, England
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Lyon, France
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Toronto, ON
  • Barcelona, Spain

Maps has updated 3D buildings for Standard view and Turn-by-turn navigation for:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Birmingham, England
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Lyon, France
  • Manchester, England
  • Milan, Italy
  • Munich, Germany
  • Rome, Italy

Apple also made significant improvements to Maps in Japan and China in these few months and added POI data in a lot of countries all over the world.

While these improvements surely make iOS 6 Maps much better, do you think it’s enough to make it a worthy competitor to Google Maps? Have you seen these improvements?

Via: The Loop

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