A recently promoted tweet from Apple drew my attention to the company’s digital mapping efforts in three major Canadian cities.
In an effort to increase the level of detail included in Apple Maps’ ‘Look Around’ feature to better compete with ‘Street View’, Apple is shipping backpacking gear with what I assume are 360-degree camera rigs to Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. to map the locations where cars cannot go.
Apple Maps. Building the best digital map for Canada.
– apple apple) September 7, 2021
The company doesn’t say specifically what these locations are, but if I had to guess, I’d assume they’re mapping parks, trails, and other public spaces around those cities.
If you click on the link in the tweet, it takes you to an Apple website that clarifies that all backpackers will be hiking until the end of October. It also clarifies that Apple Maps has roaming car maps in all Canadian provinces but not Northern Territories.