Apple Map’s Look Around feature expands to Atlanta, Georgia

Fancy a trip to Atlanta?
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Apple’s Street View rival “Look Around” feature has expanded to Atlanta, Georgia, allowing users everywhere to scope out Centennial Olympic Park or Mercedes Benz Stadium as it looks from ground level.

This is the 29th location that Apple’s Look Around is available in, although Apple has yet to feature it on its official list.

Apple introduced Look Around with iOS 13. This was after several years of the company driving around in data-collecting minivans gathering up all the mapping images it needed. According to Apple’s list, the current places supported include:

  • 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. The binocular 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 can also pan around by swiping, as well as double-tapping to zoom in on buildings and other places of interest.

Are you a regular Look Around user? How do you think it compares to Google 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