Apple has taken to mapping San Francisco on foot

Apple Maps did not get off to a very good start. This was despite all the hype that was leading up to its launch. Over the years Apple has done their best to try and improve on it, and to their credit the app has definitely come a long way from what it was at the start. Now thanks to photos shared by Dante Cesa on Twitter (via MacRumors), we’re getting a better idea of how Apple is doing that.Now we’ve known that Apple has been deploying cars equipped with sensors to drive around and collect data as it drives, and also by using drones. However these photos (see below) show an Apple employee wearing a backpack that is equipped with various sensors that will also help to map out data.According to MacRumors, these devices include a LIDAR rig, GPS, and multiple cameras, all of which are more or less standard on the cars Apple uses to collect its mapping data. We’re not sure how walking around will differ from the data collection done by cars which is also on street level, but perhaps it could be used to help map

Apple has taken to mapping San Francisco on foot

In June, Apple revealed that they would be replacing their abysmal hodgepodge of 3rd party mapping data with their own first party maps. The last few months have seen Apple Maps minivans roaming ...

Sun 14 Oct 18 from Techspot

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

Apple's quest to improve Maps' accuracy appears to include some on-foot action. Former Engadget writer Dante Cesa has posted photos of an Apple Maps worker carrying a backpack ...

Sat 13 Oct 18 from Engadget

Apple Employee Spotted Walking Around With Apple Maps Sensors

Apple Maps did not get off to a very good start. This was despite all the hype that was leading up to its launch. Over the years Apple has done their best to try and improve on it, and to their ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Ubergizmo

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