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Apple mapping vehicles reportedly sighted in San Francisco area

A number of minivans have been spotted in the San Francisco area, and are believed to be from Apple. What makes these vehicles rather interesting is the equipment mounted on the racks, which appear to house cameras and LiDAR sensors (one on the front, another on the rear). It's reported that...
GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

Apple has added a couple of new data partners to Maps. GasBuddy and GreatSchools are both now present in the Maps Acknowledgements site. However, data from either company has yet to appear in Apple's Maps application. GasBuddy lets people post and find gasoline prices in their area. From...
Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple has added nine new cities to its list of locations that support the 3D Flyover imagery included as part of its iOS Maps app. The new additions bring the total number of cities that use the Flyover imagery to 121 locations around the world. The list of new cities that have Flyover...

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Apple said to be gathering new map data to reduce reliance on partners

Apple said to be gathering new map data to reduce reliance on partners

Apple is reportedly in the process of gathering their own mapping data to build the next generation of their Maps service. Apple has reported deployed specially equipped vans in order to build up their own mapping database, which would reduce the company's reliance on third parties like TomTom....
Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Transit directions, missing since Apple switched away from Google as a data provider for iOS 6, are once again said to be returning in iOS 9. Transit directions would be a major new feature to Apple's Maps application in iOS 9. The new directions, which were reportedly supposed to debut last year...
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TomTom will continue to provide data for Apple Maps

Apple Maps will continue to use data provided by GPS company TomTom, thanks to a renewal of a previous agreement between the two companies. Amsterdam-based TomTom will keep providing data to Apple for use in its Maps app. TomTom revealed the news in an extremely brief press release: TomTom...
Apple buys Coherent Navigation, could make your GPS much more accurate!

Apple buys Coherent Navigation, could make your GPS much more accurate!

Apple has apparently bought GPS company Coherent Navigation to further bolster the expertise and technology within the company's maps group. Update: When reached for comment, an Apple spokesperson told iMore: Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not...
Apple adds Maps Flyover support for 20 new locations

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for 20 new locations

Apple has added several more locations to its 3D Flyover feature in Maps, including a U.S. national park and several locations in Europe and Mexico. The Flyover feature in Apple Maps now supports 20 more locations, including the Arches National Park in Utah. There are also new locations in France...
Apple Maps integrating TripAdvisor and Booking.com hotel reviews in results

Apple Maps integrating TripAdvisor and Booking.com hotel reviews in results

In addition to Yelp reviews for local points of interest, Maps is now showing TripAdvisor and Booking.com's hotel reviews in search results. At this stage, Booking.com results are more prevalent than TripAdvisor for international search queries. Apple is yet to formally acknowledge the...
Apple Maps Connect expands to Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland

Apple Maps Connect expands to Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland

Apple's Maps Connect service for small businesses has expanded to Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland. Maps Connect allows small business owners to edit data about their business for Apple Maps, such as address and hours of operation. The hope is to make Maps a more accurate service for finding local...
How to get directions to any contact with Maps

How to quickly get directions to any contact with Maps

Maps gives you numerous ways to get directions, including straight from your contacts. While you can always search for the places you want to go, if you have a personal or business address stored in your Contacts app, it's only ever a few taps away. There's no need to switch apps, and no need to...
How do I delete prior map destinations on my iPhone?

Here's how to delete your prior destination history in Maps

If you'd rather not risk your prior destination history getting snooped on in maps, you can easily clear it out. Whenever you search for a place in Apple's Maps app for iPhone or iPad, your search queries are saved. The next time you tap on the search field, you'll see all the locations and...
Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple has added a small treat for Maps users with careful eyes. People using the 3D Flyover feature found in Maps should notice that Apple has added animations to two London landmarks: the Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye. When viewing the Flyover tour of the London Eye, users will now...

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