Shortly after I published my Cartography Comparison last June, I noticed Google updating some of the areas we had focused on.
Coincidence or not, it was interesting. And it made me wonder what else would change, if we kept watching. Would Google keep adding detail? And would Apple, like Google, also start making changes?
So I wrote a script that takes monthly screenshots of Google and Apple Maps. And thirteen months later, we now have a year’s worth of images.
This is a fascinating article. Google is changing the look of the actual maps in Google Maps a lot, and improving its data all the time – whereas Apple seems to lag behind, and contains far less places of interest, stores, and so on.
Whenever I search for something on Apple Maps it gives me results from another country (I live close to the border). The few times I tried to use it I had to switch to Google Maps anyway. What a waste of time.