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Torinate

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Sep 19, 2009
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Well, just downloaded this.

A wee bit more accurate so far than Apple maps. (Not saying much I know)

Well, it has me on the same side of the road at least. It's still off by 7 houses though. With Apple, it's off by 9 houses and says I live across the road. I only searched once for the address though. With Apple, it took me 4 searches to find my town. Even then it said I was in a different town than where I actually live.

No street view! FAIL!

Google - old app or the web app (which is ungodly slow and cumbersome) always pinpoints me exactly where I live. It's never steered me wrong, literally.

Jury is out on Here though. I will wait until tomorrow when I need it to tell me where an address is or a town is. But as of right now, it's not off to a good start.

I must qualify this for some...

This is my observation only. Based in Ontario Canada. Within an hour drive of 7 or 8 million people...

Your mileage may vary.
 

talon90

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I think it is widely known that I don't have a problem with the current iOS maps app. I upgraded to iOS6 on the day it came out and have been using it as my primary GPS since with zero issues. I realize that is not everyone's experience, but it is mine.

I saw the link for Here and downloaded it. Within 5 seconds the first issue was obvious. My wife and I bought our land in 2004 and built our house in 2009. The Here app shows me as a dot on an empty field. The iOS map app shows me in my house within five feet of where I sit as I post this.

Here is the image from the Here app:

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Here is the iOS app:

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I guess I'll keep using the default.
 

Torinate

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That's good.

Just for fun, I tried the same thing.

Google maps web app has me right where I am. Except, the satellite still shows vacant land. We built 6 years ago!

Apple maps show me sitting in my neighbors driveway. Literally. It's probably 60 feet from where I actually am. But, satellite shows my house and the neighbors too.

Satellite is more correct with Apple. Actual spot where I am goes to google. If I search for
My own street address, google has it 100% and Apple has me 7 or 8 houses away - across the street.

There is no correlation between actual satellite imagery and actual places.

Found that interesting though.
 

Torinate

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Sep 19, 2009
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There is nothing like "Siri take me home!"
Lol.

Not for me! Has me going to a house down the road.

Turn by turn is great! Of course, I have to verify every address with google before I accept it. Unfortunately, Apple maps is still wrong at least half the time. I get so frustrated when it just can't find the right town or even country. But once I have the exact address from google, I'll go into maps and drop a pin. Then navigate to it. Frustrating to say the least! But the turn by turn is very nice!