The new Apple Maps expanded to the West and parts of the Midwest

The new Apple Maps expanded to the West and parts of the Midwest

In the summer of 2018, Apple is a drastic overhaul of the corresponding mapping data announced. Not necessarily the maps app (though that has a lot of new features in iOS 13), but the underlying data in detail the geography and places of the world.

The new maps brand new data from Apple itself, but rather as a mashup of different data sources from third-party. It is not only much more detailed and precise, it is far faster and easier for Apple to update the a much better basis for the future. The new maps rolled out, first in Northern California, with the promise to add more surface area, from region to region, until the entire US by the end of 2019 (after which Apple would begin to Roll out the updated maps on the rest of the world).

The last update in August, added that most of the North-East of the USA, The latest update includes the Western United States and large parts of the middle West.

As always, Justin O’Bierne has an excellent blog post with Details of the new extension. According to his calculations, the new cards now for just over half of the United States, and just over two-thirds of the population. The new map data includes 27 full member States and six partial States.

covered the Major cities, which include the expansion, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Portland, and Seattle to name a few.

Although this is the largest expansion to date (from the surface), Apple still has a long way to go in a very short period of time, your stated goal, over the entire United States by the end of 2019. The whole of the Southeast of the US, along with much of the Eastern States and the whole middle of the country are still served from the old map to the data. 

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Released on Tue, 19 November 2019 17:57:00 +0000

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