We all know that Apple Maps did not get off to a good start like Google Maps because in the early days of the app’s launch, not only did it lead drivers to wrong locations, but there were issues with the UI that resulted in crooked-looking maps. That being said, Apple has obviously improved things over time and with the latest report floating around, it seems that the company has recently shared their plans on how they are collecting data globally.
According to the Apple Maps website, Apple has revealed their plans and dates for when they’ll be traveling in order to collect data for its Apple Maps system.
“Apple is driving vehicles around the world to collect data which will be used to improve Apple Maps. Some of this data will be published in future Apple Maps updates.”
Given that roads change from time to time and new roads do open up, these are pieces of data that Apple will obviously need in order to keep their maps up to date. The report also speculated that this move could be part of Apple’s plan to create a Street View-like feature of their own.
The company adds that it’s committed to protecting users’ privacy while collecting this data. For example, the tech giant will blur faces and license plates on collected images prior to publication.
If you have comments or questions about this process, you can contact Apple.