Saturday, June 1, 2019


Derek Berg spotted an Apple Maps car out on Seventh Street at Second Avenue.

Derek and I recall seeing Google Street View cars around the neighborhood... but this is our first Apple Maps car sighing.

Not sure if the driver was on duty or, say, looking for a place to park to hit the street fair ... or maybe just passing through.

This past week, Apple announced that it was driving across Canada throughout the summer to capture road details, signage and landmarks for "an improved Apple Maps experience."

From an April 25 post at MacRumors:

Apple Maps vehicles have been collecting mapping data in the United States since 2015, with over 45 states at least partially surveyed to date. Apple will begin surveying Alaska, South Carolina, and Tennessee between March and July, according to an update to its recently revamped Apple Maps image collection website.

Didn't spot anything about surveying NYC.


Anonymous said...

I use Apple maps over Google. Just find the interface slightly better.

Giovanni said...

So that graffiti covered Moishe’s storefront was captured for posterity. And I thought they said a new cafe would be opening by now? Nevermind.

Anonymous said...

They drove past my apartment building on Allen Street earlier today.

Anonymous said...

Subaru eh....