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

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

  1. dgstorm
    Offline

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Messages:
    317
    Thanks Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0
    [​IMG]

    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
  2. pyewacket
    Offline

    pyewacket iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    43
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Winchester UK
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I wonder if it will be USA based..or cover the UK as well...as Google does...??
  3. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +443 / 0
    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.
  4. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    Wow...I get to "behold" something.
  5. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +443 / 0
    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.
  6. goofy8275
    Offline

    goofy8275 iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,562
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    California, USA
    Ratings:
    +176 / 0
    I'm excited about the 3D flyovers!
  7. Thearrys
    Offline

    Thearrys iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Yogyakarta
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Can't wait to upgrade to iOS 6 .. :)
  8. Alan Tsui
    Offline

    Alan Tsui iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    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.
    • Like Like x 1
  9. digitalexplr
    Offline

    digitalexplr iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Actually maps kind of sucks. Not impressed at all.
  10. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,274
    Thanks Received:
    2,230
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,539 / 1
    Goofy, here's a screenshot of a flyover scene from Apple maps. I think it looks pretty good.

    image-565663870.jpg
  11. KevinJS
    Offline

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,266
    Thanks Received:
    762
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +864 / 0
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  12. skimonkey
    Online

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,636
    Thanks Received:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 1
    Wow, that's really cool Sci!!
  13. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,274
    Thanks Received:
    2,230
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,539 / 1
    It can zoom in even more. Here's a screenshot at maximum zoom.

    image-654929894.jpg
  14. goofy8275
    Offline

    goofy8275 iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,562
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    California, USA
    Ratings:
    +176 / 0
    Wow, that's really cool Sci!!!
  15. goofy8275
    Offline

    goofy8275 iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,562
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    California, USA
    Ratings:
    +176 / 0
    That's so cool!
  16. goofy8275
    Offline

    goofy8275 iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,562
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    California, USA
    Ratings:
    +176 / 0
    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
  17. skimonkey
    Online

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,636
    Thanks Received:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 1
    How do you get the flyover to work?
  18. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,274
    Thanks Received:
    2,230
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,539 / 1
    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.
  19. scifan57
    Offline

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,274
    Thanks Received:
    2,230
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,539 / 1
    P.S. Zooming is done by touching two fingers to the screen and spreading them apart.
  20. susanlackey
    Offline

    susanlackey iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    207
    Thanks Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Newberry, Florida
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0
    Too sweet, I must go give that a try right now!

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