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Apple Maps’ Look Around feature expands to Atlanta

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Apple Maps’ “Look Around” featured now works in Atlanta, Georgia, allowing users everywhere to scope out Centennial Olympic Park or Mercedes Benz Stadium as it looks from ground level.

This marks the 29th location that Apple’s rival to Google’s Street View is available in.

Apple introduced Look Around with iOS 13. This followed several years data-collecting minivans driving around and gathering up the necessary mapping images. According to Apple’s list, Look Around currently works in:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Canada (Yep, the whole thing)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Houston, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Nagoya, Japan
  • New York, NY
  • Oahu, HI
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Washington, DC

How to use Look Around

To use the Look Around feature, simply navigate to one of the above locations on Apple Maps. Zoom in and then, when it appears, tap the binoculars icon to enter Look Around mode. A binoculars icon appears on the Apple Maps overlay, showing which way you’re looking. By rotating this icon, you can change the direction you’re facing. You also can pan around by swiping, or double-tap to zoom in on buildings and other places of interest.

Are you a regular Look Around user? How do you think it compares to Street View? What are your thoughts on Apple Maps in general, circa 2021? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Apple Insider