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  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps

    Posted on June 4th, 2016 Alan No comments

    Great analysis of the differences between Google Maps and Apple Maps

    Here is there summary:

    We looked at 54 pairs of maps across three cities (New York, San Francisco, and London) and found several significant differences:

    • Apple Maps, on average, labels more citiesthan Google at every zoom.
    • Google Maps, on average, labels more roadsthan Apple on nearly every zoom.
    • For two-thirds of zooms, both maps generallyshow the same number of roads. For the remaining third, Apple almost always shows more roads.
    • Both maps, on average, label a similar number of POIs—but have only 15% of their POIs in common on an average zoom.
    • Both maps also prioritize different kinds of POIs: Google Maps heavily prioritizes transit, while Apple prioritizes landmarks. Apple also generally shows a greater number of POI categories on a given zoom—and shows twice as many restaurants and shops as Google.


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