As you know, Apple has been competing with Google for Maps supremacy. Apple wasn’t looking good out of the gate, but they have made some significant strides since then.
Apple publishes its schedule for surveys completed by Apple Maps Cars. They look like this:
What Apple has been up to
Apple has always been a -small steps, big attention to detail- Type A personality when it comes to their products. Sometimes they do come up short. But when they are on their game, it’s pretty amazing to see the amount of detail that goes into their work.
Pay attention to the granularity of the stations. If you are walking and your route is split by one or more stations with distance, calculating the precise walking time would make the difference in catching your pick up or getting left behind.
Apple Maps Car Survey Schedule
Driving Locations for July 1 – July 14
East of England
Essex (Brentwood, Epping Forest), Hertfordshire (Broxbourne, Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield)
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth
Kent (Dartford, Sevenoaks), Surrey (Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Spelthorne)
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield, Perry Barr, Erdington, Ladywood, Hodge Hill, Yardley, Edgbaston, Hall Green, Selly Oak, Northfield), Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Staffordshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Dublin (Dublin City [Ashtown, Ballybough, Ballyfermot, Ballygall, Ballymun, Beaumont, Cabra, Chapelizod, Cherry Orchard, Clontarf, Coolock, Crumlin, Donaghmede, Drimnagh, Drumcondra, East Wall, Fairview, Finglas, Firhouse, Glasnevin, Inchicore, Irishtown, Kilbarrack, Kilmainham, Kilmore, Kimmage, Knocklyon, North Wall, Pembre, Phibsborough, Raheny, Rathfarnham, Rathgar, Rathmines, Ringsend, Sandymount, Santry, Templeogue, Terenure, The Liberties, Walkinstown, Whitehall], Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin)
Alameda County (Oakland), San Francisco, Santa Clara County, Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Cook County (Chicago)
Orleans Parish (New Orleans)
Suffolk County (Boston)
Wayne County (Detroit)
St. Louis (St. Louis)
New York (New York City)
Dallas (Dallas), Tarrant County (Fort Worth)
Salt Lake County (Salt Lake City)
King County (Seattle)