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Canada Gets Overhauled Apple Maps Data

Apple has spent the last few years reworking the data underlying Apple Maps. The company completed its redo of US mapping data at the start of this year (see “Apple Finishes Rolling Out Redesigned Maps in the US,” 31 January 2020). It has now overhauled maps in Canada. Apple Maps users across Canada now benefit from more detailed maps, better directions, electric car routing, speed camera warnings, guides, and more. Apple has also implemented its Look Around (think Google Street View) feature in some Canadian cities: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, as well as parts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Apple Maps showing Canada on an iPhone

Justin O’Beirne has been making extensive before-and-after comparisons during Apple’s Maps overhaul, and he has now done the same for Canada, showing the increase in detail along with some interesting statistics about Apple’s efforts.

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  1. But apparently still no cycling directions. I’ll have to keep using Google Maps.

  2. @jcenters, was that your idea to use Tim Hortons in that screenshot? Hilarious. :laughing:

  3. The good news for Canadians is that look around isn’t just in the major cities. I just took a “trip” via look around from Edmonton 150 km (90 miles) north to Athabasca, a town of about 3,000 including secondary highways. Along the way, I explored some little villages, almost all of which showed up via this wonderful feature, and all in high resolution.

  4. Yeah, I was struggling to get a representative view of Canada and I thought a search for Tim Hortons would be good for a gag. I also considered Canadian Tire.

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