Business location accuracy results for major mapping services. Image credit: CrowdFlower
I'd like to say that the listing errors for Apple Maps at lower than 5% in the US is a lie. I searched for places around my house the second day I had it, and everything was anywhere from 300 ft to a mile away from where the location actually was. I used it to go to the local police station to get a certificate of occupancy for our new office, and it took me to an office about 1000 feet away. Fortunately I happened to glance over and see the fire station sign and found the police station next door.
Since the day iOS 6 was launched I have not been given 1 wrong direction through Apple Maps here in Southern California. That's not to say it doesn't have it's flaws but giving wrong directions in this location is not one of them. In the 4 years I used google maps (iOS 5 and prior) I have only been given 3 wrong directions, 2 were for businesses that were no longer open but still listed on google maps, but the 3rd was bad I was driving to meet friends at a hotel in Palm Springs but Gmaps sent me to a nearly open desert area 35 miles from my actual destination overall great track record for so many years of use.
Now neither apple maps or google maps app are perfect ;( and I have been using both at the same time, yeah you all read correctly LOL. I run Apple maps get directions to an address and Start the trip, then exit the app while still running and run Google maps and route to the same address.... This provides me with the accuracy of Gmaps along with the ability to jump to the next Move (the absolutely most important feature for me in any map software) while still having the benefit of apple maps giving me directions while not in the app and from the lock screen.
It's sad but it's the only way to use the features I want ;(
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