A couple of years ago Apple introduced Look Around to its built-in maps app. Now the tech giant it seems is collecting imagery in several additional countries. For those not acquainted with Look Around, the functionality is very similar to Google’s Street View. The implementation on Apple Maps is notably excellent with extremely smooth animations and viewfinder manipulation.

Locations where images are being collected, include most major cities in Austria, England, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Wales. The vehicles used to collect the data are equipped with ultra high-resolution cameras and LiDAR scanners.

As you’d expect from Apple, the company ensures the privacy of users while using maps. Apple also goes to great lengths to ensure the privacy of the public when images are being collected too. This includes blurring out data such as license plates, faces and certain high-security buildings.


Featured Image: CardMapr.nl via Unsplash

Leave a Reply