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Apple has begun rolling out new experiences for Apple Maps in select Canadian cities, with unique 3D landmarks and enhanced navigation features.
When iOS 15 launched, Apple announced that Apple Maps would gain a few new features — chiefly, unique 3D landmarks, a new 3D view, and several new updates geared toward pedestrians.
The first cities to receive the enhanced experiences included London, Los Angelas, New York City, and San Francisco Bay Area.
As promised, Apple has begun rolling the new features out to select Canadian cities as of Thursday. The cities include Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
The new 3D landmarks include Montreal’s Biosphere, Toronto’s 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.
Curated Guides have also been added, allowing users to view more than two thousand expertly curated guides. Guides are sourced from well-known Canadian brands like Toronto Life and Narcity and global sources like Lonely Planet.
And, of course, driving directions received a tune-up as well. Turn lanes, medians, bus and taxi lanes, and crosswalks are now all clearly displayed. In addition, when approaching complex interchanges, Maps will show a road-level view, allowing users to easily see upcoming exits.