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Apple's renewed maps are already covering almost half of the US

It doesn't seem like a long time ago, but it's been a year and a half since Apple announced the complete renewal of its Maps with the inclusion of own geographic data and other news. If you remember right then, Ma promised that the whole of the United States would be covered by the "new" service by the end of 2019. Well, here we are and the promise, though not fulfilled, is moving fast.

Over the past few weeks, Ma Maps have made more expansions in the US, covering much of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest from country More precisely, these are the states and areas now covered (wholly or almost wholly) by Apple's renewed service:

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Northern Illinois
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Wyoming
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Washington

To whom it may concern, blogger Justin O'Beirne gave a very complete recap of the process of expanding the new Apple Maps. According to him, Ma is already covering 51.4% of the American territory with service renewed and the expansion of the last month was by far the most significant ever made, almost doubling the coverage area previously available.

Apple Maps Expansion

But more precisely, 27 states covered totally and 66% of the American population with your renewed area on Maps. The top ten cities in the US have already received the new service.

It's also worth taking a look at some GIFs comparing the old maps with the new ones:

Apple Maps Expansion
Apple Maps Expansion
Apple Maps Expansion
Apple Maps Expansion

O'Beirne's post also deepens into some more specific aspects of Apple's new Maps, such as the depiction of arterials and back roads that he said was much more visible in Ma's early renewed territories, and is now hidden. at more open zooms. The blogger also notes that Apple has captured buildings and other buildings much more faithfully than Google.

It remains to be known now when all this will be expanded internationally.

via iMore

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