How to See 3D Aerial Views with Apple Maps
Apple Maps’ little-known 3D fly-over feature displays aerial views of select cities and landmarks and can be controlled by moving and rotating an iPhone.
Apple recently demonstrated its Maps app’s Flyover technology, pointing out that the feature can be used during National Parks Week to get a great look at the beautiful scenic landscape from the air. Although the best way to experience nature is in person, traveling can sometimes be difficult, unlike a virtual adventure which can be experienced any time of the day, regardless of location.
Apple launched rival Google Maps in 2012, promising features like turn-by-turn directions, three-dimensional maps, and “Look Around,” Apple’s equivalent of Google’s Street View. While the concept was solid and became the default option on the iPhone, Apple soon began to receive complaints when the inevitable comparison of its Maps app with Google Maps found it lacking in coverage and functionality. accuracy. Apple persisted and over the years the gap has narrowed to the point that Apple Maps matches Google Maps on the iPhone in many ways.
The Flyover feature was added to Apple Maps a decade ago, but the option is only available in a select group of major cities and iconic locations. Chances are that many users are not even aware that this feature exists. A recent Tweeter by Apple Support highlighted the feature and shows what Apple Maps Flyover looks like on the iPhone. While viewing a map, tapping on the name of a city or landmark will open a location map, and if Flyover is available for that location, a button will be visible just to the right of directions. Tap it to load aerial view and select Initial round begins a predefined flight path that covers major points of interest.
Apple Maps hover locations
Although Apple has three-dimensional Flyover images and map data for several locations around the world, the selection is still quite limited. The challenge is to find out which places support the Flyover function without searching and typing randomly. Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Lassen Volcanic National Park were featured in Apple’s Tweet, providing some great places to start, and many more can be found via a listing on Apple’s website.
It’s quite amazing to see a detailed aerial view of Yosemite or other national parks. There are two modes of operation when it comes to using Flyover. When a hover loads, it is in free mode, with a swipe gesture allowing users to move the point of view or a pinch gesture to zoom in and out. By tilting and tilting an iPhone or iPad, you can look around as if it were hovering above the ground or piloting a drone, a fun way to virtually visit interesting places around the world with Apple Plans.
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