Report: Google set to release iOS Maps app
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:10 AM
Same here. Google's coverage of rural Italy is shocking. My street doesn't even exist as far as Google's maps are concerned, so I can't even plot a route from my home.
Apple's mapping data even names the roads correctly and doesn't try to send traffic through tiny medieval towns perched on cliffs, with their narrow streets and hairpin bends, when there's a 12-year-old bypass available and clearly visible in the aerial photography.
As is the case with _all_ attempts at mapping an entire planet's landmasses accurately, it's a work in progress. And it always will be, unless the planet's cartographers get together and work out a set of standard data formats to make this sort of work trivial to update.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:35 AM
Obviously Google has bought access to the same data that Apple did, shame they did not bother to check it first. Let's see how long it takes to fix (Apple took about a month).
The placement of the location of street addresses is also out. In my case the location for my home is put on the block over the back, which makes street view show the wrong street.
Given their head start over Apple and the fact that they still got it wrong shows how difficult mapping is.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:30 AM
However==when I moved the Google app to that first screen and THEN moved the iOS Maps app to the last screen, all was okay.
Do you think Apple is trying to tell me something?