Apple expands Maps Flyover coverage with 20 new cities

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Flyovers

Apple Maps are getting better. No one can argue with that. Couple of months ago Apple finally introduced public transit to Maps. It is also working on its own Street View using Apple mapping vans. Already 34 of them are driving across US and Europe and the number of vehicles is growing fast.

But that’s not all. Last week Apple has extended its Map Flyover coverage with 20 new locations.

  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • Bobbio, Italy
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Cádiz, Spain
  • Chenonceaux, France
  • Dijon, France
  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Graz, Austria
  • Loreto, Mexico
  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Millau, France
  • Nice, France
  • Omaha Beach
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Turin, Italy

The Flyover technology comes back to 2011 when Apple acquired C3 Technologies – a Swedish Company specialized 3D modelling based on combined in aerial imagery and Lidar scanning. Flyovers resemble 3D buildings in Google Earth but the production process is done semi-automatically and its based on actual images and shapes rather than sketching, which makes it look more realistic.

I strongly believe that with new Apple mapping vehicles the company is working on the combination of areal data with street level data to make a detailed 3D model of the world. We should see the effects in 1–2 years. I can’t wait to experience it.

Here is a full list of all available Flyover cities as of August 19th, 2015:

Australia, New Zealand:
  • Auckland
  • Canberra
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Nelson
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Wellington

Canada:

  • Calgary
  • Montreal
  • Surrey
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver

Denmark, Finland, Sweden:

  • Aarhus
  • Copenhagen
  • Gothenburg
  • Helsingborg
  • Helsinki
  • Linköping
  • Malmö
  • Odense
  • Stockholm
  • Roskilde
  • Visby

France, Monaco:

  • Bordeaux
  • Chambord
  • Chenonxeaux
  • Côte d’Azur (including Marseille, Nice)
  • Dijon
  • Le Mans
  • Lyon
  • Paris
  • Perpignan
  • Millau
  • Monaco
  • Mont Saint-Michel
  • Montpellier
  • Nimes
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Saint Etienne
  • Saint-Tropez
  • Strasbourg

Germany, Austria

  • Berlin
  • Graz
  • Cologne
  • Hamburg
  • Karlsruhe
  • Kiel
  • Linz
  • Munich

Ireland:

  • Cork
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dublin

Italy:

  • Ancona
  • Bari
  • Bobbio
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Turin
  • Paestum
  • Perugia
  • Venice

Japan:

  • Sapporo
  • Tokyo

Hungary, Czech Republic:

  • Brno
  • Budapest

Mexico:

  • Chichen Itza
  • Culiacán
  • Ensenada
  • Guadalajara
  • Teotihuacán

The Netherlands:

  • Rotterdam

Portugal:

  • Braga

Spain:

  • Alicante
  • Almería
  • Badajoz
  • Barcelona
  • Cáceres
  • Cádiz
  • Cordoba
  • Jerez de la Frontera
  • Huelva
  • Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • Valencia

South Africa:

  • Cape Town
  • Durban

United Kingdom:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Wolverhampton

United States:

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Albany, NY
  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Arches National Park
  • Arlington, MA
  • Arlington, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Bakersfield,CA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Century City, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Hoover Dam, AZ
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Modesto, CA
  • Mayagüez, PR
  • Mount Rushmore, SD
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Oakland, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Rapid City
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Salem, OR
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Juan, PR
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Stanford University, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Zion National Park, Utah
Aleks Buczkowski

I’m a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.