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Apple Maps Brings 3D Buildings to Canada, Including Montréal, Vancouver, Toronto



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American tech giant Apple launches its more detailed, three-dimensional city maps feature that was released with iOS 15 in Canada. According to Apple, this will offer better driving navigation, transit directions, and an augmented reality walking experience.

The company announces that the new city experience is available in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Previously, this feature had been available in a half a dozen US cities including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as London in the UK.

“We’re excited for Apple Maps users to explore the beauty and culture of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in an incredibly detailed new way,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “Built with privacy at its core, this update is the continuation of our commitment to building the best, most accurate map of the world — with a beautifully designed experience and attention to detail that only Apple can deliver.”

Apple brings new detailed 3D Maps

The new map will offer a sizable improvement to how cities look in Apple’s software, and even includes 3D models of major landmarks.These functional perspectives will help improve driving directions, like showing more detail about which road lanes to use. Apart from that, driving navigation, directions for public transit will also see improvements in the added cities.

UI improvements will include letting users pin their favorite transit lines, walkers can get step-by-step directions in augmented reality while cycling directions are available in Montreal, said Apple in a newsroom post.

Apple Maps 3D Buildings

As per a report, the Cupertino-based tech giant has begun adding new features to its Apple Maps app after debuting the iOS 15.

Some of the new features on the own Maps app of the iPhone maker included 3D landmarks, 3D view, and other pedestrian-friendly functionalities.

The news outlet further added that the enhancements to the local navigation features of Apple Maps have already reached numerous cities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The new city experience has already reached locations like Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and London

Not to mention that the Robson Square in Vancouver and the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montréal, among other prominent buildings, now also have its 3D rendition in Apple Maps.

That said, when Apple Maps users approach these landmarks in Canada. A 3D road-level view will showcase these iconic buildings, according to a recent report

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