Apple adds Maps Flyover support for nine new cities

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Date: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, 14:41
Category: iOS, News, Software

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In spite of a pretty rough birth, Apple’s working to expand on Maps, its locations and its features.

Recently, the company added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.

The latest Maps Flyover additions were announced through Apple’s iOS 8 feature availability webpage and include a number of medium- to large-sized cities across Europe and North America.


Apple’s updated Flyover coverage includes the following locales:

Baton Rouge, La.
Boise, Idaho
Cáceres, Spain
Edinburgh, Scotland
Guadalajara, Mexico
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Linz, Austria
Rennes, France
Venice, Italy

First introduced as part of iOS 6 in 2012, Flyover is touted by Apple as a tentpole feature that sets Apple Maps apart from competitors like Google Maps. The service incorporates high-resolution images with wireframe models to provide interactive three-dimensional composites of cities, landmarks and points of interest.

The latest Flyover updates are being pushed out to Apple Maps servers now, meaning 3D assets may not be immediately available to all users.

If you’ve tried the new features and cities, please let us know what you made of the experience in the comments.

Via AppleInsider

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