Apple Maps expands detailed 3D buildings to Canada

Apple announced Thursday that it is bringing the new Apple Maps experience with detailed 3D buildings and improved navigation to Canada. The new maps, which were built from scratch, will be available in select Canadian cities.

This new Apple Maps experience was already available in select US cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as London in the UK. According to the companyusers will now find the same experience when exploring maps in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

The newly improved city experience – which spans the new map that Apple has spent years building from scratch – includes improved navigation and stunning detail for road markings, land cover, trees, elevation and transit routes; features a new view of the windshield for drivers and immersive walking routes displayed in augmented reality; and much more.

With iOS 15, Apple has decided to rebuild its maps to include finer details. One of the new features is the addition of detailed 3D buildings, which bring detailed landmarks of major cities in three dimensions. Important Canadian landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and Robson Square in Vancouver are now available in 3D on Apple Maps.

In addition to detailed 3D buildings, Apple Maps in these cities also features enhanced navigation, which includes indicators for turn lanes, traffic lanes, bus and taxi lanes, and pedestrian crossings. There are also enhanced traffic updates, immersive walking routes, bike routes, and curated guides.

The Apple Maps update is now rolling out to all users with iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8. You can check Apple Maps feature availability by region at Apple website.

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