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User Reports Suggest Apple Maps is Slowly Improving

by Brandon Russell | October 5, 2012October 5, 2012 12:30 pm PST

statue_of_liberty_flyoverApple CEO Tim Cook said the company would improve its Maps app, and darnit that’s exactly what’s happening. While the company’s cartographical prowess wasn’t quite the catastrophe it was made out to be, its effort was clearly lacking in focus. But, according to some folks in MacRumor’s forums, the service is slowly gaining its balance.

A number of users are reporting much improved 3D content in certain areas, including New York City, NY, Honolulu, HI and the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. As you can see in the above image, the Statue of Liberty is no longer a pancake. I checked the area on my phone, but didn’t see any improvements so far.

“The difference is presumably due to aggressive caching of maps and imagery, and users who are not yet seeing the new imagery should see updates in the relatively near future,” MacRumors said.

In addition to the improved 3D coverage, users are reporting that satellite and aerial imagery for the standard maps has improved in some areas, as has the standard vector-based maps as well.

Have you noticed any changes?

[via MacRumors]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...