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Metatron2008
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ios6 Maps is amazing!

It totally blows google maps away!

I mean, now we all know that Burger King is a monestary:



Houstons newest gas stations are all on top of skyscrapers:



Trying to cross the Hoover Dam will kill you:



Since ios6 came out, the Cayman Islands no longer have roads:



There are even underwater buildings and roads to visit now!



The location for IBM is somebodies socks!



Ios6 even has awesome landscapes:



And look at this awesome airport:



Guys, get ready for an amazing experience with ios6 maps! may wanna bring some scuba gear and write a will when you go into water or fly off cliffs..



BellBoy
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Time to dust this baby off...




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reply to Metatron2008

Source.

»theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/



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I'll have you know that "this awesome airport" is Toronto Pearson International Airport, a damn fine airport. (so excuuuussseeeeeee me!)

The same thing happened with the University of Waterloo. Google Maps showed all the buildings, all the walking paths... everything. iOS Maps just show an empty brown blob.



Metatron2008
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It does look damn fine. Looks like a lot of fun to take off. Kinda like a roller coaster..



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Maps is about the ONLY thing working for me in iOS6 and it's way faster in acquisition and loading than Google Maps ever was. Way faster scrolling and zooming too. Puts my Android devices to shame. Way more accurate with traffic predictions and routing as well. Google would always send me on a walkabout saying it will be 10 minutes when its way out of the way and closer to 45 minutes. Finally traffic maps I can actually use.

Certainly better than the disastrous Youtube app that is worse than even the frame dropping POS on Android which I thought would be impossible. It doesn't even have full screen. Google could F up a chocolate cake.



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said by BellBoy:

Time to dust this baby off...

[att=1]

Apparently that horse has tried to use the Apple Maps app too.

You gotta admit, this maps app thing is pretty bad on Apple's part. But hey, we have fly-overs, kinda. Maybe fly-overs are there so we can get to those rooftop gas stations.
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The only thing I like about the maps is the turn by turn. thats it



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said by skeechan:

Maps is about the ONLY thing working for me in iOS6 and it's way faster in acquisition and loading than Google Maps ever was. Way faster scrolling and zooming too. Puts my Android devices to shame. Way more accurate with traffic predictions and routing as well. Google would always send me on a walkabout saying it will be 10 minutes when its way out of the way and closer to 45 minutes. Finally traffic maps I can actually use.

Certainly better than the disastrous Youtube app that is worse than even the frame dropping POS on Android which I thought would be impossible. It doesn't even have full screen. Google could F up a chocolate cake.

Bullshit. Gizmodo compared google maps to apple maps and google won every time by a margin.
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said by Nezmo:

said by BellBoy:

Time to dust this baby off...

[att=1]

Apparently that horse has tried to use the Apple Maps app too.

You gotta admit, this maps app thing is pretty bad on Apple's part. But hey, we have fly-overs, kinda. Maybe fly-overs are there so we can get to those rooftop gas stations.

Yeah and iPhone v.1 didn't have copy and paste...that totally killed the product.

With all of the bullshit fighting with Google, this is a move they had to make and probably in a short timeframe. Perhaps they should have called this one a beta as well (like Siri), but I agree with just about everyone here that the maps are in need of tweaking.

I have done some informal testing here in LA and it's working pretty good for me compared to Google. I still have 5.x on my iPad for this very thing and Apple is keeping up with what I need it for.

Gizmodo actually has an interesting video posted where some searches, when put in perspective, lean in Apple's favor. Example: if you're searching for 'heathrow' you're sent to Heathrow, FL in iOS 6 instead of Heathrow Airport in London (with Google in 5.x). To me that makes sense if you live in the US...not so much if you're doing this search in the UK.

»gizmodo.com/5944960/apple-maps-v···mparison
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Bullshit, I'm actually using the app and looking at my routes. The Apple maps actually shows me accurate routing time which Google Maps NEVER did. Google was ALWAYS off not my minutes but tens of minutes. Apple isn't sending me 20 miles out of my way either, unlike routing in Google Maps which always sent me on SR22 at rush hours instead of I405 to get to south Orange County.



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said by Jackarino:

The only thing I like about the maps is the turn by turn. thats it

Too bad it's not accurate. My friend just told me it told him to turn right on a left only road.

Official reply from Apple:

Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn by turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.
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said by skeechan:

The Apple maps actually shows me accurate routing time which Google Maps NEVER did.

...said no one ever.
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I will not miss the shitty Google Maps app. Now I'll actually get accurate traffic info for a change.



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Sure, because the roads it's showing traffic for are probably underwater.
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said by skeechan:

The Apple maps actually shows me accurate routing time which Google Maps NEVER did.

Hm. I drove from St. Louis, all around Colorado, down to New Mexico and back using Google Maps without issue. Every few months, I spend a week in Chicago driving all over using Google maps without issue. The routing information parks me right in front of every door step every time and I've been using it like this for at least 3 years.

btw, if you don't like Apple's maps, you can go to maps.google.com.


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Here's a cookie.



Metatron2008
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Where do you live exactly skeechan? I call bullshit.



howardfine

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I forgot. One of my sons just got back from his second trip to Minnesota where he and his friends used Google Maps for all their directions, up there/around/and back.



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I must be doing it wrong because it SUCKS for me. Navigation does nothing. Where is the turn by turn?......or does that not do that on the iPad?
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North Huntington Beach (Boeing) to South Orange County. Google traffic wants to route me on SR22 all the time and I405 some of the time. And when I KNOW traffic is completely jammed it will call the route on SR22 east between I405 and I5 as being 10-15 minutes when it is closer to 40.

That route would get me there, but not in traffic. Google Maps FOR ME never calculates traffic times right and the traffic data is did have was always hours out of currency. Google Maps would say the road was wide open when there is a crash with 3 lanes shut. Go to Sigalert and it shows the accident was there for over an hour yet Google Maps didn't reflect it. Conversely Google Maps would claim there was an accident where there may have been one before but has long since cleared and traffic open.

Google Maps wouldn't send me to the moon...I would get to where I was going but it rarely would do so in the most efficient manner in terms of traffic routing. Traffic in LA and Orange County is HORRIBLE and makes a huge difference in figuring which way you are going to go.

I haven't used the Apple Maps for anything YET. I'm just sitting at my desk but I'm comparing its estimates to live traffic maps from CALTRANS and Sigalert and the times look very accurate.

I can't use Google Maps app any more but on Google Maps on the web it shows the route from Huntington Beach to Laguna Hills is best taken by I405 in 31 minutes. It says the SR73 would be 36 minutes but I know this not to be the case. SR73 is a toll road which NEVER has traffic while I405 is always busy particularly in Irvine to the I405, I5 merge. On no planet would I405 be 5 minutes faster than the 73 and more likely 15-20 minutes slower especially now at 3PM Pacific time. Google Maps may put the roads in the right place but traffic data is WAY too old to be of any use.

It's the traffic data that I need from Maps and Traffic data from Google in my area sucks wang.



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Close but no.



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Here's a balloon too. Directions may be fine if you don't mine taking an extra hour to get somewhere.



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said by skeechan:

Close but no.

Right. Apple can do no wrong. All hail apple.
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Guess you missed my other thread but don't let facts get in your way. Unlike some angry android users for frequently troll ATM, I'm objective and slam Apple when they F-up and praise them on the rare occasion they deserve praise.

You should learn to do the same.



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Yeah, everyone else is wrong. Apple maps is great. All hail apple.
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I found a great video. Rare to see people in the media know what they're talking about when it comes to technology.

»finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ti···509.html
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Google Maps Left, Sigalert Right
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Apple Maps
Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about...delayed traffic reporting in Google Maps.

In the top pic is Google Maps on the left, Sigalert.com on the Right. Below is Apple Maps. Sigalert and Apple Maps show the onramp closure for West SR22 from Knott but Google doesn't. The closure didn't appear as of 30 minutes after the closure. I suspect it will appear but in another 15 or 20 minutes, too late if I were leaving work and getting the freeway. If I were relying on Google Maps, I would take from it that the ramp was wide open. Using Apple or Sigalert, I would know to take a different route to get on that freeway. Google WOULD get me there, but in this case only after a detour and a force route recalculation. Typically Google posts the stuff a good 30 minutes after it appears elsewhere.

Note the red line in the east direction is because the ramp is metered...there is a traffic light at the top of the ramp that lets 1 car onto the freeway at a time to regulate traffic flow. That isn't the closure. The closed ramp is the West bound side.

EDIT - on that other route, HB to LH, Apple is recommended SR73 while Google recommends I405 even when "avoid tolls" is unchecked. The Google route would be 15+ minutes longer. Sure, Google will get me there, but not the fastest or easiest way.


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I've been using the beta and now the full version and it works good for me



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said by skeechan:

Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about...delayed traffic reporting in Google Maps.

In the top pic is Google Maps on the left, Sigalert.com on the Right. Below is Apple Maps. Sigalert and Apple Maps show the onramp closure for West SR22 from Knott but Google doesn't. The closure didn't appear as of 30 minutes after the closure. I suspect it will appear but in another 15 or 20 minutes, too late if I were leaving work and getting the freeway. If I were relying on Google Maps, I would take from it that the ramp was wide open. Using Apple or Sigalert, I would know to take a different route to get on that freeway. Google WOULD get me there, but in this case only after a detour and a force route recalculation.

Note the red line in the east direction is because the ramp is metered...there is a traffic light at the top of the ramp that lets 1 car onto the freeway at a time to regulate traffic flow. That isn't the closure. The closed ramp is the West bound side.

I'm happy it works well for you. Apparently for many it doesn't. It couldn't get me to my kids' school 1.5 miles away (I tried for grins). And the image quality that I have seen choosing many different locations is abysmal.

Hopefully in time it will improve. I hope that time is sooner rather than later.
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