Apple expanding its camera-equipped vans to 13 new states this month for continued Maps data collection

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Apple today has updated its Apple Maps vehicles webpage with a list of new cities it will begin surveying later this month. Earlier this year we reported that Apple was using its camera-equipped vans to collect next-gen Maps data, including Street View storefronts and 3D images. Apple now has revealed 13 new U.S. that it will begin surveying later this month, as well as a handful of locations in the U.K. and Ireland.

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Apple’s new cities are located in Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Apple will also continue surveying areas in Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Earlier this year, we revealed that Apple is in the process of collecting data for Maps in its effort to use in-house data by 2018. The company is also collecting 3D Street View data.

The 15 new counties that Apple will begin surveying between July 15th and July 31st are below:

  • Colorado
    Denver
  • Idaho
    Ada County (Boise)
  • Indiana
    Marion County (Indianapolis)
  • Kentucky
    Jefferson County (Louisville)
  • Maryland
    Baltimore
  • Minnesota
    Hennepin County (Minneapolis), Ramsey County (St. Paul)
  • Mississippi
    Harrison County (Gulfport)
  • New Mexico
    Santa Fe
  • Ohio
    Hamilton County (Cincinnati)
  • Oregon
    Lane County (Eugene), Marion County (Salem)
  • Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia
  • South Dakota
    Pennington County (Rapid City)
  • Wyoming
    Laramie County (Cheyenne)

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Comments

  1. iSRS - 8 years ago

    Wait, they’re already in MA? Wonder when/where. I’ll look to photobomb them. Ha!

  2. They have actually started to label the vans with window decals stating that they are for Apple Maps and to visit the maps.apple.com website for information. According to a driver I spoke with, a lot of people were not happy with the unmarked vehicles in their neighborhoods and had contacted local authorities.

  3. claytonkimball - 8 years ago

    I’ve seen three vans in Salt Lake City.

  4. Adam (@dirt_bag) - 8 years ago

    There was a glitch in the matrix last week with an Apple van. Two days in a row, but at half an hour difference in time, I was at the same intersection, the first at the line, when coming towards me, the same color Caravan with stuff on top and stickers on the side that said “Apple Maps” made a U turn right after their light turned red. It was a weird moment. I never saw the van again. Whoa.

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