Gradually improving its from-the-ground-up mapping service introduced with the public release of iOS 6, Apple is this week continuing its efforts to improve the online service by adding support for its ‘3D Flyover’ feature to the city of Paris, alongside the east-central French city of Lyon.
The feature, (still only available for a small selection of cities around the globe), aims to give users the option to see their chosen city, (and surrounding areas), in a full ‘3-Dimensional’ view. Activating Flyover, a user can both ‘pan’ and digitally ‘fly’ across their chosen city or place as if in an aeroplane, using military-based 3D mapping technology to create a photo-realisic reconstruction of that area.
Although Apple is only officially touting ‘Lyon’ as gaining support for the relatively new feature at this time, the guys at 9to5Mac note that a number of other areas appear to have been added to the list, such as; the Palace of Versailles, Aulnay-sous-Bois, The Hay-les-Roses and Disneyland Paris.
Flyover itself can be activated through Apple’s revamped ‘Maps’ app on supported iOS 6 devices by tapping the ‘buildings’ icon (located bottom left), when available.