Apple Map remade without relying on any third-party service provider
Apple wishes to develop the world’s best mac app.
According to the latest information, Apple Mac is being redesigned, starting from mac data. It is estimated that in the next iOS 12 beta, the new map data will be applied to the small scope test of San Francisco and bay area of iPhone US version. By doing this, Apple wants to enable Apple Mac to independently collect data instead of relying on external providers.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior president of Internet software and services, is in charge of overhaul engineering of the new map data. Eddy expressed in an interview that Apple has been focusing on developing the “best map app in the world” through the conclusion of long-term experiences and lessons they have learned, and that the company has invested greatly in it, gone through modifications for thousands of times, and added millions of locations along with frequent map updates.
A brand new mapping system will be adopted for real-time update and modifying data. It will be able to acquire the latest road status and work out navigating solutions faster than the current version. 3D street view might be available by then.
Furthermore, the new map app for the first time used the data collected from years of driving on Apple Maps cars, which Apple used for data measuring. Each vehicle is equipped with not only laser radar and high resolution cameras, but also Mac Pro, iPad and SSD.
Comparing to the old version, the improvements, according to the person in charge, include: better road network and walking information, and more accurate scope and shape mapping of sites, plants and buildings. The search service will be improved as well to ensure more accurate results for users. As for navigation, great improvements have also been made, especially for walking guidance. Details of parking lots and buildings show users clearly how many steps they will need to walk.
However, Apple hasn’t confirmed when the map improvements would be available for other countries other than America.