Apple Maps now includes four new Flyover locales, updated local traffic data

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2016, 08:35
Category: iOS, News, Software


If nothing else, Apple Maps is getting fleshed out.

Apple announced that its Maps application now included four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

The additions include new Flyover support in Aomori, Japan; Bruges, Belgium; Lake Powell, Utah; and Limoges, France. Counting the four cities, Flyover is now available in 220 locales around the world.

Apple also flipped the switch on Traffic data for users in Hong Kong and Mexico, while residents in the Netherlands and the UK can now take advantage of iOS 9’s new Nearby feature, which points out automated, proximity-based search results of commonly queried points of interest. Results of nearby businesses are split into categories like Food, Health, Services and Shopping, among others.

Previously limited to six countries including the U.S., France and parts of China, Nearby is accessible via Maps and is turned on by default in iOS Search.

Apple last updated Maps in December with Flyover destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and Apple’s iOS 9 feature availability web site