Comparing the improved Maps with the existing Maps and Google Maps
Even after the public has had access to Apple’s improved Maps data in San Francisco with the release of the latest iOS 12 beta, I noticed a lack of posts or articles which compares the existing Maps data to the improved data or even with the current standard-bearer of Google Maps other than the few pictures included in the TechCrunch article, so I decided to make my own [comparison](https://imgur.com/a/3C1063b).
I selected several sites in and around San Francisco and took the screenshots on both Google Maps and the existing Maps from the Mac app before trying my best to fit the same zoom views on my iPad to avoid bias by selecting only areas where I knew there would be improvements, though because of the extra height (or reduced width, depending on your perspective) achieving the exact zoom views was not possible. In addition, the Maps app on the iPad running the latest iOS 12 beta would display more details when zoomed in further, whereas all the images of the existing Maps contains the full amount of detail possible, where zooming in further would not reveal any more detail.
While still in its public infancy, huge strides have already been made in creating the best mapping data for Maps, and this is especially visible in the rather insane amount of detail in parks, schools, and other institutional spaces that sometimes bests even Google’s level of detail.