is the New 3D iOS Maps gonna be better than Google Maps ?

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  1. augustya

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    Be it Android or be it iOS atleast me, I am sure others would have also, by now so got used to using Google Maps as their most preferred option for Maps, I wonder how these new 3D Maps acquired by Apple is gonna deliver ? Not many have got an glimpse except for the screenshots that have been floating around the web which are screenshots that Team Apple showed to the world yesterday. Not many know how is gonna look and render information.

    Do you guys think is it gonna be any better than Google Maps ?
     
  2. sjleworthy

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    Swings and roundabouts. Street view seems to be missing.
     
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    I like all google's applications. I think Gmaps will be better.
     
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    And IMHO this is most significant.
     
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    To me it's not, although I know to many it is. When google release their new google maps iOS app in a few weeks I'm sure street view will be included in that. So you'll have the best of both! :)
     
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    The map program is build on the Tom-Tom program, which is my favorite GPS drive program. There will be a lot of really nice features and functions in the Apple map program, but Street View is something that takes years to build the data base. There is no way that Apple will be able to create this, and very little reason to. Street View is very popular, but has gotten Google in a lot of trouble in almost every country. There are times when it is more practical to let the competition make all the mistakes.
     
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    Google map is far superior to apple map.

    The reason for this is that google had more time to get data.

    Also air view or whatever only works for the major downtown areas only.


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    Garmin has been considered the best GPS system, but after trying several, I much prefer the Tom Tom system. There is very little that Apple will be missing in their map program. The maps have been developed long before Google came along. Street view has its virtues, but is very limited in function. It is a fun gimmick, but I think that where Apple may get the advantage is with Siri and traffic updates. It is way to early to say either is superior.
     
  9. zphone

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    Street view is not a gimmick. It's great to be able to stand on the street of an unknown location and see what to expect when you get there. I use it all the time. I even use it to find the best parking nearby.

    Also missing is transit routing.
     
  10. sjleworthy

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    Yes, street view to me is invaluable for navigation
     

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