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Apple unveils 20 new 3D views of European cities and landmarks in Maps

David Kearns

Published 29/09/2015 | 12:50

Paris as viewed on Apple's Maps in 3D Flyover mode Credit: Apple Maps
Paris as viewed on Apple's Maps in 3D Flyover mode Credit: Apple Maps

Apple have added several new Flyover locations to Apple Maps on Mac and iOS, highlighting landmarks and features in several countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, and France.

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For those unfamiliar with the Flyover feature in Apple Maps, it lets users see photo-realistic 3D videos of select areas, which they can zoom, pan, and rotate through to get a close up look at notable landmarks and points of interest.

A single location in Mexico and two new locations in Japan were also added to the service, bringing the number of Flyover locations up to more than 160 locations.

Tuesday’s new additions include cities in Austria, Denmark, Puerto Rico, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan, and more. The full list of additions can be seen below:

Flyover was first introduced alongside iOS 6 in 2012, and over the course of the last three years, Apple has been steadily adding new Flyover locations to the Maps app.

Google Maps is seen by many as the market leader but speaking in June Craig Federighi, Apple's software VP, said that Apple Maps was used 3.5-times more often than the "next leading maps app," notching up 5 billion requests per week.

One of the new locations in Germany Credit: Apple Maps
One of the new locations in Germany Credit: Apple Maps

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