Apple has recently announced Apple Maps in Canada, the company has plans to gather data from across the country by driving around, the Cupertino based company has already started working on it, and the vans/cars are equipped with many sensors to improve the maps view in Canada.
Apple has announced the work on Apple Maps Canada yesterday; however, it doesn’t provide any timeline about when it will finish scraping Canadian roads and how long it will take to process the data to look into the real changes.
This might take several months to complete generally and you might notice some changes in maps after a few months.
Apple also announced last year, that it will rebuild Apple Maps from the ground, the improvements in Apple Maps can be seen in various parts of United States which shows more immersive maps with better images of green and pedestrian areas and more accurate building shapes.
The cars/vans that Apple is using to build the maps are not only equipped with GPS devices but also four LiDAR arrays and eight cameras to take high-resolution images. Apple currently says the new data collection is focused on improving the quality however, Apple might be using this data to launch new features e.g. competitor or Google Street View, Cycling routes, Augmented reality directions and many more.