Apple brings Maps Nearby, Flyover, and traffic features to more locations


Apple has today updated its list of iOS 9 feature availability to note the addition of its Maps ‘Nearby’ feature for more countries.

The Nearby feature for Apple’s Maps app is now available in Austria, Denmark, Japan, and Switzerland. These new countries come in addition to Australia, Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA where the feature had previously launched, bringing the total up to 13 supported countries.

Nearby is the Apple Maps feature that presents users with close-by points of interest such as restaurants and retail stores, but it’s something Apple has slowly rolled out to select countries as it integrates its own and third-party data for the feature into Maps.

And in addition to the expansion for Nearby, Apple also added a handful of new Flyover locations for Maps and added Turkey to the list of countries that support traffic data.

The new Flyover locations include Augsburg, Braunschweig, and Hanover in Germany, Newcastle upon Tyne in England, and Niigata in Japan.