Apple Maps brings Nearby, Flyover and Traffic features to more countries and locations

By , Mar 30, 2016

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A steady stream of regular Apple Maps backend updates continues unabated with the latest expansion of the Nearby and Flyover features in new cities and countries around the world. In addition to five new major cities in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom that now support Maps’ three-dimensional Flyover views, the Nearby feature is now available in Austria, Denmark, Japan and Switzerland to help Apple’s customers there find local businesses and points of interest relative to their current location.

With today’s expansion, the Nearby feature is now available in thirteen countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

As for the newly added Flyover cities, these include Germany’s Augsburg, Braunschweig and Hanover, Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom and Japan’s Niigata.

Lastly, Apple Maps now supports traffic data in Turkey.

The full list of countries where specific Maps and other iOS features are available can be checked out at Apple’s Feature Availability webpage.

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  • Gabriel Anaya

    Looks nice and all but still can’t compete with Google maps.

    • Rowan09

      It’s gotten better and it can compete. Does it mean it’s better no, but it’s getting closer. It’s surprising no one brought up the contractor using Google maps to demolish the wrong house in Texas, if it was Apple maps it would be worldwide coverage.

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  • Mesut

    Asın bayrakları

  • Micke på taket

    Not sweden ,,means,, its still Rubbish IF u compare to Google maps

    • Jackson Grong

      Yeah, while Apple is adding cities, Google Maps already has the whole world

      • Rowan09

        They don’t have the whole world. Open street maps app has the whole world since it’s open source. Google doesn’t have good maps for Jamaica, nothing for Turks and Caicos, etc.

      • Jackson Grong

        I gave a chance to Apple maps both in Europe and Australia, it always failed, the first time I tried it. There also was no maps for Serbia til few months ago. Transit directions are missing from most Europe(if not all).
        I’m saying most people, or 99%, will find directions on Google, Apple maps, not so much.

      • Rowan09

        Right Apple is still very local at the moment. Remember Google has years of data ahead of them. Big countries are covered for the most part.

  • Jayy

    I personally find flyover to be useless when there is street view on google maps. I still use Apple maps, but when I actually need to see the location I’m going to, google maps wins.