7 comments

  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 1 month ago

    This is a great write up, a good read.

    3 points
  • David ThornDavid Thorn, 1 month ago

    I always love these analyses.

    2 points
  • John PJohn P, 1 month ago

    All these years on, even with all these improvements (for Californians) it still seems like a futile effort on Apples part to even try to compete with Google in this area.

    The level of detail Google has about every business is just insanely deep, I use the info like Opening Times for tiny shops in my neighborhood constantly.

    1 point
  • Sven Loskill, 1 month ago

    Just realized that my title is somewhat weird with the “(again)”. I meant to reference an even more eye opening analysis from Justin from last year (2017), showing the beauty of a well played long game in the mapping field:

    “[…] In other words, Google’s buildings are byproducts of its Satellite/Aerial imagery. And some of Google’s places are byproducts of its Street View imagery... ...so this makes AOIs a byproduct of byproducts:

    This is bonkers, isn’t it?

    Google is creating data out of data.“

    https://www.justinobeirne.com/google-maps-moat

    1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 1 month ago

    great writeup, but it baffles me that Apple is still working on basic cartography. the vegetation stuff is cool but the accuracy is troublesome. at least now you'll know there's a tree there when Apple maps tells you to take a wrong turn into the forest.

    1 point
    • Michael KingeryMichael Kingery, 1 month ago

      i hope they are getting it for free and not spending too much time on it... looks like road and path visibility suffer a bit due to reduced contrast.

      0 points
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 1 month ago

    Ahh yes, because we all use maps to see where trees are.

    0 points