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haroldo

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Apple Maps in the news

quote:
Australia police discourage use of Apple maps app after rescues
Police say they have rescued a half-dozen motorists in recent weeks who were using the app to navigate to a city only to find themselves stranded in the wilderness of a national park.

»news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57558 ··· rescues/

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quote:

Police concerned with Apple iOS 6 mapping system

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:30
Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system on the Apple i-phones operating on the iOS 6 system after a number of motorists were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks.
Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple i-phone.

»www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-ne ··· tem.html

sorry to rehash an ancient (and much discussed issue)...but the news stories are interesting, nonetheless.

I don't use the iPhone 5, are the maps getting ... better?


Nezmo
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said by haroldo:

...

I don't use the iPhone 5, are the maps getting ... better?

You have a 4 or 4S though right? It's the same maps. I've noticed no change.
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haroldo

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I have the 4, but use Waze (nearly exclusively).

Does the 4 provide turn by turn spoken navigation (I wasn't aware if it did)?

I was really asking if the (laughable) "Fly Over" imagery been fixed?

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»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildura

Its a city of 30,000 people how the heck do you misplace that? That is a big messup for Apple even more so than screwy overhead images.
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Mike
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We've had since Sept 19th since iOS 6 was released.

iOS maps is still all horribly wrong. None of the changes I have submitted on day 2 were published.

Just put Google Maps back until it's fixed......
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haroldo

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A little negative publicity is a great motivator!
quote:
Apple redraws maps after Australian drivers led astray in the bush
»www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ··· n-police

Riamen
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The Register has an interesting take on this story, apparently there are two Milduras.

In this case, the Australian Gazetteer – the authoritative list of 300,000-plus placenames, complete with coordinates – includes two Milduras. One is the “real” town, the other is an entry for “Mildura Rural City”, coordinates -34.79724 141.76108. It’s this second entry that points to the middle of the Murray-Sunset National Park, just near a spot called Rocket Lake.

»www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/10 ··· mildura/


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Holy shit, The Register does some real investigative work.
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Google is expected to release their iOS app tonite for Google Maps.
»allthingsd.com/20121212/google-s ··· tonight/

If the release falls in line with other app releases, expect to download Google Maps at 11 p.m. E.T. in the U.S.


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Not to be outdone, Google Maps leads motorists down dangerous one way road: »au.news.yahoo.com/technology/new ··· le-maps/
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Stacy
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reply to haroldo
This is how the new Find My Phone shows me how to locate the phone that I'm holding in my hand. Unfortunately neither I nor the phone are in either location shown on the map.

Apple should add a Map Preferences setting to allow users to set a default map for apps that use it.


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The Google Maps app is now available in the Apple App Store.
»www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ··· 58,d.dmQ