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Apple adds new flyovers, updated directions to Maps

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Apple is updating its iOS Maps “often and significantly,” according to a new report. Flyover support was added to numerous cities in recent months, and other cities have seen flyover coverage and 3-D buildings expanded. Some city labels, satellite imagery in numerous countries, and location information have also been updated.

The map content was also recently updated in Japan, with toll road notifications, improved pronunciation during turn-by-turn navigation, updated icons and labels, and added 3-D buildings. Maps in China has a new coloring scheme, updated roads, re-prioritized locations, and a new character font for improved readability.

A full list of cities recently updated is included below. However, it’s notable that not all users might see the updates as of yet; for instance, Buffalo, NY supposedly now has flyover support, but the app doesn’t appear to show anything new. [via The Loop]

According to the report, Apple has added flyover support for these cities:
• 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

Apple has expanded flyover coverage in these cities:
• 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

Apple has updated 3D buildings for standard view and turn-by-turn navigation in these cities:
• Barcelona, Spain
• Berlin, Germany
• Birmingham, England
• Cologne, Germany
• Copenhagen, Denmark
• Dublin, Ireland
• London, England
• Lyon, France
• Manchester, England
• Milan, Italy
• Munich, Germany
• Rome, Italy

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take a look at Olso/Norway. Everything is black and white, 2D, and clouds make parts of the city unvisible. But hey, we can see Tulsa in 3D!

Posted by Heiko on March 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM (PDT)

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