Canada sees Apple Maps expansion in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal


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Apple has begun spreading new experiences to Apple Maps in select Canadian cities with unique 3D landmarks and enhanced navigation features.

When iOS 15 was launched, Apple announced that Apple Maps would get a few new features – primarily unique 3D landmarks, a new 3D viewer and several new pedestrian updates.

The first cities to receive the enhanced experiences included London, Los Angeles, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

As promised, Apple has started rolling out the new features to select Canadian cities from Thursday. The cities include Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

The new 3D landmarks include Montreal’s Biosphere, Toronto City Hall and Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium.

In addition to the 3D landmarks, new pedestrians can now take advantage of immersive walking directions and more robust transit maps.

Cured guides have also been added, allowing users to view more than two thousand expertly selected guides. Guides are sourced from well-known Canadian brands such as Toronto Life and Narcity and global sources such as Lonely Planet.

And of course, the driving directions also got a tune-up. Turning lanes, medians, bus and taxi lanes and pedestrian lanes are now all clearly shown. In addition, when approaching complex intersections, Maps will display a road-level view so users can easily see upcoming exits.

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