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Apple adds 23 new flyover locations to its Maps application

The app, which once came under heavy criticism from iOS users, is now better than ever
The World Around You
March 8, 2016

It looks like Apple is continuing to improve and enhance its built-in Maps application on iOS and OS X. Because a recent under-the-hood update to the software has seen even more flyover locations added. Cities in the United States, France, and Italy can now be accessed using the Maps app’s flyover feature, allowing would-be travellers to gain a tour of the location without having to leave the sofa.

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

In the Maps application, flyover appears when users browse certain cities on iOS or OS X. After activating flyover, users are taken on a whistle-stop tour of that particular location. You’re taken from point-of-interest to point-of-interest automatically, and the feature is altogether quite nice. The problem, of course, is that flyover doesn’t support every major city on the globe. But Apple is rolling out support on a regular basis.

Don’t forget that you can enable 3D satellite view inside the Maps app in order to take a closer, manual look at landmarks and points-of-interest.

So, as MacRumors reports, here’s the full list of newly added flyover locations in the iOS Maps application. Navigating to each one will see the flyover icon appear inside the application:

  • A Coruña, Spain
  • Ajaccio, France
  • Archon, France
  • Bastia, France
  • Besançon, France
  • Blackpool, England
  • Bonifacio, France
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Calvi, France
  • Corte, France
  • Ghent, Belgium
  • Guaymas, Mexico
  • Messina, Italy
  • Mobile, AL, United States
  • Newcastle, Australia
  • Nottingham, England
  • Porto-Vecchio, France
  • Propriano, France
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • Salamanca, Spain
  • San Sebastián, Spain
  • Taichung, Taiwan
  • Wichita, KS, United States

Does anything on that list catch your eye? I’m heading to San Sebastián, Spain, before calling in at the Miner’s Arms in Nottingham, England – see you there!