Apple’s new 3D flyover feature to surpass Google Street View quality

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by dgstorm, Aug 31, 2012.

By dgstorm on Aug 31, 2012 at 9:57 AM
  1. dgstorm

    Expand Collapse
    Editor in Chief
    Staff Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Thanks Received:

    With iOS 6, Apple is finally going to bring out its native mapping app and judging by the screenshots we’ve been seeing so far Google Maps doesn’t stand a chance. It looks like Cupertino has been massively integrating 3D imaging technology thus ensuring that Google’s StreetView will be fully and successfully replaced.

    Apple’s incredible 3D maps display brings forth the “Flyoverâ€, a feature that shows users their route from the point of view of an airplane. Even if StreetView enables a view from the ground level, the Apple version is said to be more continuous, while allowing users to actually behold individual streets.

    More importantly, the Apple Map app allows users to look at buildings and streets without the annoying overlap of the intensive graphics of the aerial photograph over the 3D model. The transition between the two modes can easily be achieved thanks to a built-in button within the application. Now with Apple being ready to unleash its own map app upon the world.

    By Radu

    Source: Apple's iOS 6 3D Flyovers aim to be more helpful, less creepy than Google Street View


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by dgstorm, Aug 31, 2012.

    1. pyewacket
      I wonder if it will be USA based..or cover the UK as Google does...??
    2. Kaykaykay
      I don't need flyover, but I do use streetview. It comes in handy when trying to find things in unfamiliar cities, for instance. When I'm driving or walking, I can see the streetview of buildings, not the flyover view, lol.
    3. AQ_OC
      Wow...I get to "behold" something.
    4. Kaykaykay
      Lol. PR style is over the top. Tries to club you over the head with what's new and amazing. Users usually can figure out for themselves what's useful, though. No need to pimp a product unless in PR.
    5. goofy8275
      I'm excited about the 3D flyovers!
    6. Thearrys
      Can't wait to upgrade to iOS 6 .. :)
    7. Alan Tsui
      Alan Tsui
      This would be great if I were Superman. However, since I lack the power of flight, I am afraid that I will have to stick with street view even if it is of lesser quality.
    8. digitalexplr
      Actually maps kind of sucks. Not impressed at all.
    9. scifan57
      Goofy, here's a screenshot of a flyover scene from Apple maps. I think it looks pretty good.


Share This Page

Search tags for this page
3d flyover views in maps
aerial map view 3 dimensions
apple flyover hong kong
apple maps flyover edmonton
apple maps street view

flyover apple

google earth fails
google street view flyover
street level view