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Topic: Maps

Apple adds Boston and Sydney Transit data to Apple Maps

10/05/2015, 08:10 pm

After transit directions made their debut in iOS 9 last month, work continues toward building out support for the new Apple Maps feature, the latest additions being information for areas in Boston, Mass. and Sydney, Australia.


Apple imagines animated 3D Maps with rippling water, realtime reflections

09/29/2015, 03:09 am

Apple Maps might reach a new level of immersion if Apple opts to integrate newly patented technology that animates water, foliage and other dynamic objects based on touch, motion and sound.


Apple expands Flyover coverage to new locales in France, Germany, Japan and more

09/29/2015, 12:09 am

As part of continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, Apple recently added 3D Flyover assets to a number of cities and landmarks, including multiple locations in France, Italy and Germany.


Apple buys mapping data analytics and visualization firm Mapsense for between $25M to $30M

09/16/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple quietly acquired San Francisco startup Mapsense last week for a reported $25 million to $30 million, adding yet another firm to a growing arsenal of mapping data IP and personnel assets.


Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on 'advanced mapping technology'

09/15/2015, 11:09 am

Apple is reportedly expanding its operations in Lund, Sweden, where the company is now believed to be working on "advanced mapping technology" for unknown projects.


Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

08/19/2015, 07:08 pm

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.


Apple expands Maps Flyover coverage to 20 cities in Europe, Japan and more

08/11/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Maps Flyover availability webpage to reflect the addition of 21 cities including multiple destinations in France and a handful of sites in Mexico, among others.


Inside iOS 9: Apple's Maps app gets smarter with automatic directions based on user habits

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system does that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you're probably planning to drive.


Apple Maps vans to begin collecting data in France, Sweden in August

07/27/2015, 09:07 am

The Apple Maps vans currently on reconnaissance trips to collect street-level data will be coming to France and Sweden for the first time in August, in addition to touring areas in the U.S., England, and Ireland, Apple revealed on Monday.


Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over €2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.


Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

07/06/2015, 10:07 am

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.


Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

07/01/2015, 07:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.


Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

06/30/2015, 11:06 pm

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.


As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division -- giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google -- in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.


Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.


Apple adds Maps Flyover support for 7 cities in Spain, Germany, UK and Puerto Rico

06/23/2015, 10:06 pm

As part of a feature buildout to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Tuesday added seven international locales to its list of cities supporting Maps 3D Flyover.


This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

06/13/2015, 08:06 am

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.


iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

06/10/2015, 05:06 pm

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.


Apple confirms vans are for mapping data, reveals future locations they will be driving

06/10/2015, 07:06 am

Apple has officially brought to an end the speculation surrounding its formerly secretive mapping vans, revealing that the vehicles are collecting data for future Apple Maps updates, and also emphasizing both privacy and transparency with a list of upcoming driving locations.


Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

09/17/2015, 08:09 am

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that all has changed with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.