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Location links[edit]

Would it make sense to make maps.apple.com (which falls back to maps.google.com) links for places? Gürkan Sengün (talk) 13:55, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Image Comparison[edit]

Any chance of ensuring that image comparisons of the two versions are zoomed in? I've heard reports that in the Apple version they don't clutter the map at the same scale, but if you zoom in closer more detail is revealed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.172.255.237 (talk) 05:12, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

both are not fully zoomed in, neither google maps, nor apple maps... 188.155.18.51 (talk) 19:20, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Merge Request[edit]

Merge with Apple Maps --88.111.114.152 (talk) 15:34, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

  YesY Merger complete Merged by Chrishmt0423 in this revision. –– 76.10.241.86 (talk) 05:03, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Maps (Apple-sourced application) vs. Maps (Google-sourced aka Google Maps)[edit]

This page only talks about the Maps application as we know it in iOS 6. Should we also add information about it in previous versions of iOS – since it after all is called "Maps (application)"? –– 76.10.241.86 (talk) 05:30, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't know. If the Google Maps app was previously called Maps, then I guess something should be add. But I originally intended to only cover the Apple app here.—Chris!c/t 19:18, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
The previous ios mapping app was also called maps. Secretlondon (talk) 20:28, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

See the above talk!--88.111.127.125 (talk) 16:20, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Apple solves the middle east crisis[edit]

http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/map-of-apple-s-new-ios6-system-fails-to-list-jerusalem-as-israel-s-capital-report-says-1.466973?localLinksEnabled=false

Should this be listed as a bug or a feature? Hcobb (talk) 14:12, 27 September 2012 (UTC) A bug, just joking a feature!--79.69.105.94 (talk) 11:58, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Anybody killed on Mount Isa yet?[edit]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/12/another_apple_maps_mess_in_mount_isa/

When will the standard for listing the bugs in this application be fatalities? Hcobb (talk) 15:21, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Looking for Mount Isa now (2013/08/14), shows it at the right place Gürkan Sengün (talk) 07:11, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Description of the "Mildura" problem in Australia is not completely correct.[edit]

That whole paragraph needs significant rewriting, as it does not address the central issue. In rural Australia, the problem is that the application does not show towns at all. Instead, the symbol used to designate a town on Google Maps is now used to show some calculated "centr-ish" point of a local geographic area (LGA). That statement is the key to understanding the issue. So the app is potentially confusing in places such as the mentioned town, Mildura, where the name of the LGA is the same as the name of its main town. So, to a user vaguely but not intimately familiar with the area, it may well appear that the symbol is that of the town, even though it is not. The problem is compounded by the statistical fact that a vast number of rural LGAs in Australia are similar to Mildura in that they have the same name as that of their main town. Mt Isa, the town/LGA named in the previous comment, is indeed another example.

Perhaps this can be made clearer by looking at an example where this is not the case. The town of Mudgee is the administrative centre of the Mid-Western Regional LGA, so that is the name associated with the town-like symbol. And there is no symbol for Mudgee, because there is no such LGA. So here the symbol/name does not create any confusion, since the name given is clearly not that of a town.

Moving back to the article, then, and armed with the above explanation we can see that statements like "... The locations of many other regional towns in Australia, however, remain incorrect ..." is not true. The locations are not of towns at all, but centres of LGAs. 58.165.219.168 (talk) 11:55, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Apple Maps[edit]

Shouldn't this be called Apple Maps, compare Google Maps? --Hartz (talk) 05:44, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

I completely agree. Word is "Microsoft Word". Mustang is "Ford Mustang". Etc etc. This isn't true for everything, like the videogame "Doom", but there aren't any other games with the same name. "Maps (application)" is completely generic, and there have been many for the desktop/PC long before either Google or Apple maps.

RM[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved to Apple Maps. -- BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:37, 3 March 2014 (UTC)



Maps (application)Apple Maps – Current name is ambiguous; can refer to any number of mapping applications Brian (talk) 16:47, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

None of the top 5 hits for "maps application" on Google or Bing return Apple Maps, except for this wiki page. Brian (talk) 23:14, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong support in principle at least. This title is a fail. Red Slash 01:16, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - The reason I use the current title is to follow conversion a la Messages (application).—Chris!c/t 01:35, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. This seems pretty obvious. Hot Stop 05:21, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong support clearly highly ambiguous with all other applications called "Maps" bur necessarily referred to with a brand attached. The current title should redirect to the disambiguation page. -- 70.50.151.11 (talk) 07:37, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
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Additional flyover cities.[edit]

Happen to be on Apple maps the other night and I noticed that they have added additional coverage for New York City, the additional coverage includes Staten Island and queens. It also looks like they expanded coverage in Philadelphia but I'm not 100% for sure. Just thought I give everyone a heads up so that they can update the list of flyover cities. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.150.79 (talk) 14:48, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

I have reorganised the existing article into a more conventional structure with a new history section that incorporates an 'early bugs' section detailing of the initial problems. I have also expanded the lead, demoted the lists of places, and removed the banners relating to lead length and balance. PeterEastern (talk) 02:54, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

  • I have done some more minor work and removed three more banners as not still being relevant. This only leaves the banner relating to 'inappropriate citations' to be addressed. PeterEastern (talk) 03:05, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Can't see why the 'inappropriate citation' banner was added and can't ask because it was added by an unregistered user. Have now removed it. PeterEastern (talk) 08:21, 18 February 2015 (UTC)