Apple Updates Maps With 8 New Flyover Locations

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The latest locations to receive Apple’s 3D Flyover support includes Detroit, Pittsburgh and Pamplona, Spain. In addition, more countries and locations were added to the Flyover feature in Maps, and include high-resolution imagery.

The complete list of new Flyover locations can be seen below, courtesy of Apple’s webpage:

  • Detroit, MI
  • Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Monument Valley, AZ
  • Münster, Germany
  • Pamplona, Spain
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Utrecht, Netherlands.

To obtain the interactive 3D view, the company collects and overlays high-resolution imagery over computer generated 3D digital models of buildings, landmarks and other topographical features. These same features power Flyover city tour, which takes viewers on a guided tour of major cities and tourist destinations around the world.

Furthermore, Apple Maps continues to evolve after its launch in 2012. Looking past feature enhancements and bug fixes, Apple has made numerous acquisitions and hires towards improving its in-house mapping service. Most recently, transit direction were added to Maps in iOS 9.

Looking ahead, Apple is rumored to bring street-level imagery to Maps, as the company has issued out vans with cameras and sensors in the U.S., the UK and France. If this rumor holds any truth, we could see Maps gain street-level imagery support sometime soon.

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