Apple Maps 3D Flyover (Perth, Australia)

Apple has added to its struggling Maps service cool three-dimensional Flyover views for three major new cities in Australia and Europe.

Starting today, anyone can rotate and zoom in on the architectural details and explore the topography of Australia’s Perth, Spain’s Cordoba and France’s Saint Tropez.

The company’s been dutifully expanding 3D Flyover coverage in more place around the world. Back in January, folks living in the cities of Marseille, France; Cape Town, South Africa; and Helsinki, Finland started seeing 3D Flyover maps in Apple Maps on iOS and OS X…

New Flyover cities were first reported by MacPrime.ch.

Pictured top of post: Flyover view of Australia’s Perth.

Apple Maps 3D Flyover (Saint Tropez, France)
Saint Tropez in France.

Apple Maps 3D Flyover (Cordoba, Spain)
Cordoba in Spain.

A list of Flyover-enabled locations is available on Apple’s website.

As of this writing, Flyover maps were live in 53 cities around the world.

First released alongside iOS 6 two years ago as part of the ill-fated Apple Maps offering, Flyover maps are painstakingly created from data gathered from Apple’s fleet of planes which capture high-resolution terrain imagery at multiple angles.

Apple Maps should be enhanced with several new features in iOS 8, including public transit information, more accurate terrain data, a new vehicle-finding feature and more.

According to Apple’s job post, a secret Maps project is in the works, with a patent indicating a bunch of new mapping layers. Another job post hinted at transit data being implemented.

The iPhone maker’s recent $350 million acquisition of motion gesture firm PrimeSense prompted speculation that PrimeSense’s motion-sensing gestural technology could be used strategically to improve Maps accuracy.

How’s Apple Maps been for you in terms of accuracy and reliability?

Has Apple enabled 3D Flyovers in your area?

  • Pff, I wisch they update the POIs wich are 6 jears old in my town….

    • John Sklikas

      As I said, it’s quite the opposite in Athens. Apple Maps are amazingly correct and up to date, while Google Maps are mostly wrong (has happened 3 times) and in some areas they’re OVER 10 years old!

  • abdullah575

    riyadh , saudi arabia !!! why??!!! apple

  • jocastro

    umm i guess sweet

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    At least bring the basic features of maps to other countries and then concentrate on the fancy features. If you want to force the links to open with apple maps at least make them useful.

    • John Sklikas

      Excuse me, everyone criticises them, but I believe this is totally unreasonable! Why? Well in Athens, Greece, Google Maps was completely wrong and Apple Maps was 100% perfect! And Athens is not the only such city. I can verify that for Amsterdam and The Hague as well. What is missing in my opinion? Public Transport support, but I believe iOS 8 will bring that on. I’ve literally stopped using Google Maps, as in Greece for example, some of their images are over 10 years old!

  • Xee

    When are they going to add Venice, Italy?

    • John Sklikas

      I totally agree. They should add tourist cities, like Venice, Florence and Athens. So many people go there, yet no 3D data…

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    • dexter

      wUt? oO

  • Preet Patel

    Fiji I need a 3d for Fiji

  • MTs : IT Blogger

    I want Seoul!!!!