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  • Apple Maps Quietly Upgraded to Include Public Transportation Data for Los Angeles, CA


    Apple Maps was updated quietly this past week with the addition of public transportation data for Los Angeles, California. This includes rail line schedules, dynamic advisories and integration with directions. Spotted by IT professional Tom Bridge, the Apple Maps update lets iOS and OS X device toting users in LA plot out trips with public transportation options, check for delays at nearby metro stations and more. One thing to note is that Apple hasnít announced the addition of its Feature Availability or mapping service acknowledgments webpages.

    According to the informational pop-up window provided for specific rail stations, Apple is acquiring part of its transit data from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority. Transit data is a first for iOS 9, a feature which offers users routing, departure and other relevant information for a supported cityís public transportation network. Depending on the locale, transit assets include buses, trains, ferries, subways and more.

    The move is likely one taken to help its mapping solution gain a competitive edge over competing products such as Google Maps. Other features that fit the same category include a virtual top-down view of underground subway and train stations as well as realistic road signs to give users a better sense of direction when en route.

    The transit data was more recently activated for Boston and Sydney this past October. Itís likely being expanded to additional cities/locations with time.

    Source: Twitter (Tom Bridge), Apple (Maps) (Acknowledgement)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Maps Quietly Upgraded to Include Public Transportation Data for Los Angeles, CA started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
      cyberjunkyfreak -
      It looks like Apple "quietly" updated the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs too... so now I can upload the rest of my library to the cloud!
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by cyberjunkyfreak View Post
      It looks like Apple "quietly" updated the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs too... so now I can upload the rest of my library to the cloud!
      What was the previous cap?
    1. cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
      cyberjunkyfreak -
      25,000