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    Mapping blunders

    I updated my iPhone to iOS 6 on Saturday. Went to a Detroit Tigers baseball game on Sunday. Used my iPhone as a GPS on the drive to the ball park. It showed I-75 as US-10. Wow, I heard all the press about how bad the Apple maps were, but this is truly a blunder. I will never take Google Maps for granted!

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    Quote Originally posted by Wannaplan? View post
    I updated my iPhone to iOS 6 on Saturday. Went to a Detroit Tigers baseball game on Sunday. Used my iPhone as a GPS on the drive to the ball park. It showed I-75 as US-10. Wow, I heard all the press about how bad the Apple maps were, but this is truly a blunder. I will never take Google Maps for granted!
    Wow not M-10? There is a strange connector area if you came from the South where there is an I-96/M-10/I-75 traffic is funneled to and from that runs along the main trunkline of I-75. Were you getting the reading there?

    Incidentally you will still find a few old signs downtown that call M-10 US-10 but it has not been US-10 for at least most of my lifetime!
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    So, what's good about Apple's map app?

    * Little state and province route number shields.
    * The drawing pencil-like shading for parks.
    * Choice of large print.

    I dislike how phone maps have low contrast; white roads on a yellow or beige background.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Wow not M-10?
    Yup, not M-10. I was north of Flint. I am assuming that the Apple Map App assumes US-10 continues south of Bay City, much like how US-23 continues along with I-75 from Standish to Grand Blanc.

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    Ahh the Greater Clio/Mt. Morris metroplex!

    I on Friday of last week I got a Droid for work. It uses google maps for GPS and is pretty decent. (Though admittedly I've only used it once!)
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    I'm honestly surprised their data is so bad in the US. It's not like center line data is hard to get a hold of. I know Google periodically requests ours and I'm kind of surprised Apple didn't do the same.

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    Last night I heard on the radio that Apple was trying to strong arm google into giving them their secrets for turn by turn voice instruction. Google refused, so Apple was in a scramble to slop together a poor substitute.

    I know who would ever think that Apple would steall someone elses ideas and computer code, right?
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    The more I'm read about this, the more it sounds like Apple just threw a bunch of programers at the app without realizing the importance of GIS.

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    From Today's Yahoo Finance News:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-e...3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

    "Apple (AAPL) has endured a week-plus of heavy -- and rare -- criticism for the lousiness of the Maps program on its new iPhone 5, and now CEO Tim Cook is pleading for forgiveness.

    Cook said in a statement that Apple had let its customers down by putting out a subpar product. "We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and are doing everything we can to make Maps better," the statement read.
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    Apple has so many blind sheep following them they only care about sales, not quality.

    The "other" smart phones are gaining ground fast.

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    "Nigga Aly" in Springfield, Illinois, as shown on Apple Maps on my iPhone 4S.





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