Apple Maps teams will drive and walk around 6 Canadian cities next week • iPhone Blog in Canada
Apple announced this week that its Maps team will be driving and walking in six Canadian cities next week.
The Apple Maps team will be in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa starting Monday, August 8, 2022. Apple says they will “drive vehicles and carry specialized backpacks with equipment to help us build the best digital map of Canada”. .” The company stressed that “your privacy is our priority”.
According to Apple, its field surveys will help improve the Maps Look Around feature. The company periodically revisits locations to obtain the most up-to-date data. Cars will drive on roads and backpacks will allow data collection where driving is not possible.
Pedestrian backpack collection will take place in British Columbia from August 8 to September 30, 2022. During this same period, vehicle collection will take place in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick , Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Ontario and Saskatchewan. and Quebec too.
Last September, Apple also announced that its Maps teams would be touring Canadian cities in the fall to help the company’s Look Around feature, which launched in Canada in late 2020.