Maps

Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand added to Flyover in Apple Maps

Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand added to Flyover in Apple Maps

Apple has added two new locations to its Flyover feature in Maps, allowing users to take a 3D look at buildings and other important landmarks in Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand. 

Maps data-collection in New York in the works, based on Apple job posting

Maps data-collection in New York in the works, based on Apple job posting

While a job posting generally doesn’t provide specifics, it can be a good sign for what a company is intending to do at some point down the road. A new job posting from Apple could suggest a major push for data-collection in New York for the Maps app.

UK Carrier report says Apple Maps dominates Google Maps by a huge margin

UK Carrier report says Apple Maps dominates Google Maps by a huge margin

Apple unveiled its own mapping service with iOS 6, but its launch was marred by complaints from users over the lack of data and features. Since then, the company has been hard at work on improving Maps, and according to a new report from UK carrier EE, users are noticing these changes.

Apple granted patent for smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced stop light data

Apple granted patent for smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced stop light data

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent pertaining to a smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced traffic information, including when and how long motorists are at stop signs or stop lights. The information could then be used to predict delays attributable to the stop signs or lights and determine faster routes and departure time suggestions. 

Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage to Tokyo, Zion National Park

Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage to Tokyo, Zion National Park

Apple continues to steadily improve its Mapping service. The company today expanded Maps 3D Flyover coverage to Tokyo, Japan and Zion National Park in Utah.

Have you noticed improvements in Apple Maps Data?

Have you noticed improvements in Apple Maps Data?

Apple’s brave move to replace Google maps with its own Maps app in iOS 6 backfired miserably and forced the company to issue an apology to its customers.

Here’s why improvements planned for the Maps app in iOS 8 was delayed

Here’s why improvements planned for the Maps app in iOS 8 was delayed

It was widely speculated that Apple would announce major improvements to the Maps app in iOS 8 such as improved points-of-interest data, public transit directions in select cities, augmented reality and indoor mapping at last week’s WWDC Keynote event, so we were quite puzzled when the company did not announce any of these much-needed improvements.

Apple buys social location search engine Spotsetter

Apple buys social location search engine Spotsetter

Apple has acquired Spotsetter, a social search engine to recommend you places to visit based on social cues from your friends and family.

How to save Offline Maps in Google Maps 3.0

How to save Offline Maps in Google Maps 3.0

Google has just released a major update for Google Maps, which finally brings offline maps.

You could save offline maps in the previous version using the “Ok Maps” easter egg, but it wasn’t very intuitive.

Google Maps 3.0 brings lane guidance, offline maps, search filters, Uber integration and more

Google Maps 3.0 brings lane guidance, offline maps, search filters, Uber integration and more

Google today pushed out a major update to Google Maps for iOS with a bunch of new features including much-needed offline maps support, lane guidance in turn-by-turn directions, advanced search filtering and more.