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

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

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    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
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    I wonder if it will be USA based..or cover the UK as well...as Google does...??
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    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.
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    Wow...I get to "behold" something.
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    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.
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    I'm excited about the 3D flyovers!
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    Can't wait to upgrade to iOS 6 .. :)
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    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.
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    Actually maps kind of sucks. Not impressed at all.
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    Goofy, here's a screenshot of a flyover scene from Apple maps. I think it looks pretty good.

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    That's not half bad, sci

    Can you try something a bit more down-to-earth, no pun intended. How about the AB-SK border at Lloydminster? Those red poles should stick out like a sore thumb.
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    Wow, that's really cool Sci!!
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    It can zoom in even more. Here's a screenshot at maximum zoom.

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    Wow, that's really cool Sci!!!
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    That's so cool!
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    Hopefully I will be able to se that on my own iPad soon. I'm still struggling to get the iTunes updated (I know, sounds odd coming from an experienced user) but it is tough on an old Mac and a SLOW Internet connection. The update to iOS 6 update will be a nightmare, waiting for it to load, installing, restoring, errors…
    W/Siri
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    How do you get the flyover to work?
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    Tap on the map icon on the homepage, enter a location with flyover capability in the search box. I used Rome, Italy. Zoom in on the specific location you want, then use the two finger upward swipe to tilt the image. To rotate the image, use two fingers and rotate them counter clockwise or clockwise. Do fine tuning adjustments using all three described methods until the view is just the way you want it.
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    P.S. Zooming is done by touching two fingers to the screen and spreading them apart.
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    Too sweet, I must go give that a try right now!

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