• Re: Apple maps on Raspberry Pi?

    From bp@bp@www.zefox.net to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Fri Mar 22 05:28:06 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    Chris Townley <news@cct-net.co.uk> wrote:

    I wonder how accurate they are - ISTR a few years ago they revamped
    them, and missed out quite a few significant UK cities


    I'm in the USA, so YMMV

    Ran across a page that suggested doing a duckduckgo.com search for a
    business in the region of interest. Apparently duckduckgo.com has a
    link to apple maps that works. One can then peruse the neighborhood,
    get directions and bring up satellite images. Tried it, it works.

    As to accuracy, apple maps seems to beat google maps, at least in
    one very narrow way:

    Using google maps to plan a bike route resulted in a path through
    unpaved private land and even ploughed fields. Using apple maps
    the route was realistic, sticking to public way that was paved.

    I'm really surprised how idiotic google maps turned out to be.
    Missing a recent change is understandable, but the ploughed field
    had been there for a very long time.

    Thanks for writing,

    bob prohaska

    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
  • From mm0fmf@none@invalid.com to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Fri Mar 22 08:04:25 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    On 22/03/2024 01:34, Chris Townley wrote:
    On 22/03/2024 01:26, Ba┼čar Alabay wrote:
    bp@www.zefox.net wrote on 03.22.2024, 02:08 h:

    I just tried to look at Apple maps (maps.apple.com) on my RasPiOS
    machine and got nothing but advertising from the Apple store.

    Same here on an Apple.

    Is it possible to view Apple maps on a Pi? I normally use Google
    maps and wanted to see how they compare. Neither chrome nor firefox
    seem able to display Apple's map website on a Pi4.

    Seems like Apple Maps is not like Google Maps or Open Street Map an
    accessible map system via browser but via own programm. I can use the
    onboard application to view something but not Firefox e.g.

    B. Alabay

    I wonder how accurate they are - ISTR a few years ago they revamped
    them, and missed out quite a few significant UK cities


    They are 100% accurate, any errors come from the user holding the device wrong.
    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
  • From Ahem A Rivet's Shot@steveo@eircom.net to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Fri Mar 22 08:43:58 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    On Fri, 22 Mar 2024 08:04:25 +0000
    mm0fmf <none@invalid.com> wrote:

    They are 100% accurate, any errors come from the user holding the device wrong.

    Do they not contain mapmaker's copyright traps ? I'd expect that on everything except open street map.
    --
    Steve O'Hara-Smith
    Odds and Ends at http://www.sohara.org/
    For forms of government let fools contest
    Whate're is best administered is best - Alexander Pope
    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
  • From mm0fmf@none@invalid.com to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Fri Mar 22 12:21:07 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    On 22/03/2024 08:43, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
    On Fri, 22 Mar 2024 08:04:25 +0000
    mm0fmf <none@invalid.com> wrote:

    They are 100% accurate, any errors come from the user holding the device
    wrong.

    Do they not contain mapmaker's copyright traps ? I'd expect that on everything except open street map.

    Sorry Steve, I was parodying the late Jesus Jobs and his iPhone antenna
    design screw up.

    The original Apple Maps replaced Google Maps on Apple devices and it was
    dire. As MacRumours said "At launch, Apple Maps was heavily criticized
    for inaccuracies and errors, leading Tim Cook to apologize and promise
    to improve the service." That was in 2012.

    Does anyone really think they have not been heavily improved in the last
    12 years?
    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
  • From Ahem A Rivet's Shot@steveo@eircom.net to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Fri Mar 22 12:49:03 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    On Fri, 22 Mar 2024 12:21:07 +0000
    mm0fmf <none@invalid.com> wrote:

    On 22/03/2024 08:43, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
    On Fri, 22 Mar 2024 08:04:25 +0000
    mm0fmf <none@invalid.com> wrote:

    They are 100% accurate, any errors come from the user holding the
    device wrong.

    Do they not contain mapmaker's copyright traps ? I'd expect
    that on everything except open street map.

    Sorry Steve, I was parodying the late Jesus Jobs and his iPhone antenna design screw up.

    <grin>

    Does anyone really think they have not been heavily improved in the last
    12 years?

    Last time I used Apple Maps as a splat nav I found it to be sufficiently accurate for the wbo and to provide better turn-by-turn than google, identifying turns by features - roundabout, T-junction, lights .. - where google just gives distances.
    --
    Steve O'Hara-Smith
    Odds and Ends at http://www.sohara.org/
    For forms of government let fools contest
    Whate're is best administered is best - Alexander Pope
    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
  • From NY@me@privacy.invalid to comp.sys.raspberry-pi on Thu Mar 28 16:48:23 2024
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.raspberry-pi

    "BasarAlabay" <alabay@gmx.net> wrote in message news:utimnv$2hlnl$1@dont-email.me...
    bp@www.zefox.net wrote on 03.22.2024, 02:08 h:

    I just tried to look at Apple maps (maps.apple.com) on my RasPiOS
    machine and got nothing but advertising from the Apple store.

    Same here on an Apple.

    Is it possible to view Apple maps on a Pi? I normally use Google
    maps and wanted to see how they compare. Neither chrome nor firefox
    seem able to display Apple's map website on a Pi4.

    Seems like Apple Maps is not like Google Maps or Open Street Map an accessible map system via browser but via own programm. I can use the
    onboard application to view something but not Firefox e.g.

    Good old Apple. If there's an established way of doing something (a map that can be displayed in any browser on any OS) they will do it a different way
    and lock people in to having to install an app, even if it is accessed via a web site.

    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114