Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Google Maps v Apple Maps

Justin O'Beirne begins a series with a very detailed Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps.

In general he finds:

  • On average (different locations and zooms) Apple labels more cities
  • On average they show the same number of roads, but Apple shows a few more in some cases and Google labels many more roads than Apple
  • They label similar numbers of Points of Interest, but prioritize different kinds. Google shows transit while Apple shows more landmarks, restaurants and shops. Both have separate transit maps.

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