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29. November 2018

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium

Following yesterday’s Apple Pay launch in Belgium, Apple today updated its Maps app to include transit information across the country.

Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live.

The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the main cities as well as other funicular connections around the country. Belgian connections to nearby connections abroad also feature in Apple’s coverage.

Google Maps has supported transit directions for several years now, but Apple Maps has been adding transit data since 2015 and [...]

 
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25. Oktober 2018

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Switzerland

Apple has updated its Maps app to include transit information for Switzerland, including indoor maps for the country’s busiest airport in Zurich.

Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live.

Switzerland is renowned for its integrated country-wide transport network, and Apple appears to have taken advantage of the Swiss government’s open API initiative, making comprehensive data available for all train, tram, bus, and boat, and other funicular connections around the country.

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11. September 2018

Apple Maps Transit Directions Rolling Out in Alaska, Wyoming and Idaho

Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for areas in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Apple Maps users in select cities in these states can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. In Alaska, for example, there are bus routes and other transit options in cities that include Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.

In Wyoming, transit options are available in areas that include Cheyenne and Jackson, and in Idaho, transit data is available in Victor.

Transit information appears to still be rolling out in these three states and could expand to additional cities over the course of the next few [...]

 
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18. August 2018

Transit App Expands Real-Time Crowdsourced Data to 175 Cities

The developers of the Transit app this week announced the expansion of real-time crowdsourced data for buses, trains, streetcars, ferries, and so forth to 175 cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Normally, the locations of public transportation vehicles are pulled from a transit agency’s data feed, which can take anywhere from 10 seconds to five minutes to update. This can result in the app showing a bus approaching a certain stop, for example, when in reality it has already passed by—without you on it.

To solve this problem, the Transit app has turned to crowdsourced data from opted-in users of GO, its step-by-step navigation feature. [...]

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