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Apple is using LIDAR backpacks for mapping

Written by Matti Robinson @ 20 Nov 2018 10:31 User comments (2)

Apple is using LIDAR backpacks for mapping

Apple Maps, released in 2012, was supposed to be a true competitor to Google Maps. It ended up being more of a laughing stock, but undeniably millions use it daily to navigate in the natural world.
Thus it is important that Apple keeps investing in it and improving what they've got. Now they've started mapping the streets with a new method.

Lately Apple has improved maps especially in California with LIDAR (light detection and ranging) equipment that will increase the accuracy of your maps and their 3D rendition.

However, this time around it's not a vehicle that is mapping the streets. Instead, people have spotted pedestrians with massive LIDAR backpacks labelled Apple Maps.

Likely the new method is used to map out spots that cars don't have good access to, or at all for that matter. Not only will it improve walkway accuracy but also increase the detail in greenery and buildings.



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2 user comments

121.11.2018 21:19

What is this ghost busters? Or is apple going to map the crapper?

223.11.2018 07:27

I just hope they don't trespass on my property.

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