Apple Maps gains Look Around support in Atlanta, Georgia

You'll be able to navigate around Atlanta without ever having to set foot in the city.

Highlights of the story:

  • Apple Maps has added Atlanta, Georgia, to its "Look Around" functionality.
  • The feature allows users to explore a city in 3D.

You can now "Look Around" Atlanta, Georgia, from the comfort of your own home.

According to MacRumors, Apple has added Atlanta, Georgia, to its Apple Maps "Look Around" feature. According to the article, today's update is the feature's 14th since it was first released in 2019.

All who want to explore Atlanta, Georgia, without traveling there can now use the 3D navigation feature to do so. The feature will also show interactive locations, such as a restaurant that you see while walking around and tap to pull up the Apple Maps card for that area.

The functionality is now available in over twenty cities across the globe.

"Look Around was first released in iOS 13 and provides 3D street-level imagery similar to Google Street View. Look Around was initially only available in a few cities, but Apple has since expanded it to include more than 20 cities and regions around the world.

"Look Around is available in a number of cities, including New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, San Diego, Portland, Denver, Phoenix, London, Tokyo, Dublin, and others," according to Apple's website.

Look Around isn't the only feature that's been added to Apple Maps recently. The company added the ability to report accidents and hazards when navigating to the app or with Siri in February. In March, it made its speed camera feature available to users in a number of countries.

What is Apple Maps?

Apple Maps (or simply Maps) is an Apple Inc. online mapping tool. iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS all use it as their default map system. It offers navigation directions and projected arrival times for vehicles, pedestrians, and public transportation. Flyover mode is another feature in Apple Maps that allows users to explore heavily populated urban areas and other locations in a 3D landscape filled with models of buildings and structures.

Apple launched its mapping service in iOS on September 19, 2012, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service for Apple operating systems. Users and newspapers panned it when it first came out, citing faulty instructions, a lack of support for public transit users, and a variety of other glitches and errors. Many of those criticisms have been answered by subsequent software development since its launch.

What is Apple Look Around?

Apple Look Around is a feature of Apple Maps that allows users to view immersive panoramas from a select range of locations around the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and Japan.

Look Around helps the user to navigate through 360° street-level imagery with seamless transitions. Look Around was released in June 2019 alongside iOS 13 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. On September 19, 2019, it was made public as part of iOS 13.