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CNET News Video: Apple launches 3D maps on iOS 6

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CNET News Video: Apple launches 3D maps on iOS 6

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Apple's Scott Forstall previews the company's new in-house 3D mapping technology at WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. The feature will offer GPS navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and a traffic service that shows you the location of accidents, courtesy of crowd-sourcing.

IOS six we have built an entire new mapping solution from the ground up. And it is beautiful. This is -- the Lake Tahoe looks like we're doing all the car topography ourselves. -- New York City. San Francisco. This is a worldwide effort recovering the world's. Here's Italy. New Zealand. Singapore. Norway and parents. When I go to every city and the beautiful beautiful maps. Help part of maps is local search. You have to be able to find businesses and points of interest. And so we have already ingested more than a hundred million business listings around the world to make a great local search. What you find -- business. Bring -- the InfoCard and it's beautiful. We -- agree with Yelp -- get reviews and ratings and lots of photos. Right in the card. We're also building a traffic service. It is great traffic -- so it's easy to see where the incidents are. More than the slow traffic hits and on top of that we -- the incidence. It was easier for you to figure out whether -- likely to speed up any given location anytime soon. In addition to other data sources for using anonymous. Real time crowd source data -- for IOS users. To keep this traffic fresh. And up to date. -- so here's our maps. -- all vector based so everything is really fast to zoom in and out. You can road safely rotate all the labels. When you zoom in far enough you'll -- -- start to appear. Can tap on a point of interest here is normal. Get the -- cards can beautiful. -- reviews and ratings from Yelp lots of photos. We also do 3-D. Things do things you just what -- looks like. And zoom out a little bit here. Should move around the city. Rotate around. Some problems -- that can. Beautiful. I'll go back to -- We have satellite view of course. Here's our satellite view. -- what I really want to show you. His fly over. -- and choose the Transamerica pyramid. Now this is not a movie this is being rendered in real time so -- -- and -- think this myself. I can change the camera angle. Fly through myself. Just beautiful. Which is another place. How abouts. Sydney Opera House. Again I can rotate this let's turn a sudden look back at the city. But behind the opera house and zoom out a little bit. Change the camera angle. And that is flying -- -- -- last thing I like to show you his turn by turn directions. -- switch to the other device. We can't all go and it -- the car and drive around so we have a simulator of a turn by turn directions here -- go ahead and shoes. Quite tower. A tap on that picked up button. Gives me three different options -- choose route to a still let me start. Starting -- to -- each tower. In 750. Feet turn right onto -- street. Turn right onto Greenwich street then turn left onto grant avenue. Now I can watch this adaptive cinematic camera angles we go through corners. In 400 feet. Turn left onto grant avenue. Twenty returns are close together we put both signs up for him. In 300 feet turn right onto Lombard street. To repeat the footprint of all these buildings correct. In a quarter mile arrive at your destination. -- any -- I can get the -- up topics as one minute -- is -- a lot faster than you should drive in San Francisco with their faster. I don't just tap on overview. Which allows you zoom out -- can see any parts of the routes and a time. Zoom in overhears European around. Or any point just tap to resume. -- coming around telegraph hill here. Arrived at call each tower. In that -- turn by turn directions.

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