This bottom-up shot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France was shot by yours truly with an iPhone 4.
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Good news, folks. Apple has expanded 3D flyover coverage in its Maps app for France. Specifically, Paris, Versailles, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Disneyland Paris, and to L’Hay-les-Roses have gotten the 3D treatment. Before this update, only Lyon had 3D flyover coverage.
“Flyover” means you can view a photograph-quality, interactive view of a city. Zoom in our out, pan around and explore an area in fine detail. I found the Eiffel Tower earlier on my phone, was able to zoom in on the tower itself and trace the route I walked along the sidewalk back to my hotel.
Apple’s Maps app was dramatically revamped when iOS 6 was introduced, and the result fell flat for a huge number of users. Apparently, the folks on the Maps team are working hard to make the application a viable choice for users once again.