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Apple Maps launches new 3D map in Washington D.C.

Apple Maps Washington Dc 3d
Apple Maps Washington Dc 3d (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple honored Veterans Day today with a number of announcements.
  • One announcement was the creation of a new 3D map of Washington D.C.
  • Users can explore landmarks and memorials from home.

Today, Apple announced (opens in new tab) a ton of new content and features across its services to honor veterans this Veterans Day.

One of those announcements was a notable update to Apple Maps. The update adds a new 3D map of the capital of the United States and lets users tour the memorials and landmarks without having to travel to the city.

As Apple explains, you can explore the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, or Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 3D.

In Apple Maps, a new 3D map of Washington, D.C., offers users anywhere in the world a way to explore landmarks and memorials, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, or Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

In addition to the new 3D map, the National Parks Service has also launched a new guide that showcases U.S. military heritage across the country.

In the US Military Heritage in National Parks guide, the National Park Foundation invites users to explore sites across the US that commemorate and honor the service of veterans, from Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts, to Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California.

Apple American Veterans Maps

Apple American Veterans Maps (Image credit: Apple)

The updates to the Apple Maps app are live now and ready for you to explore.

Apple showcased some of this new 3D mapping when it hosted WWDC21 back in June. During a demo of updates to Apple Maps, the company showed off similar 3D landmarks and navigation around San Francisco. With today's update. It seems certain that the company plans to roll out those features to even more cities over time.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.