Apple Maps Image Collection

Apple is conducting ground surveys with vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps and to support the Look Around feature. We may periodically revisit and re-collect data in some of those locations in an effort to maintain a high-quality, up-to-date map. Apple is also conducting surveys with portable systems in select pedestrian areas (for example, certain streets in London that cannot be driven). Some pedestrian surveys use a backpack system to collect data that may be used directly in Apple Maps, such as in the Look Around feature. Other pedestrian surveys use iPads, iPhones or other devices to collect data for map improvement purposes. These pedestrian surveys allow us to improve and update Apple Maps in areas where vehicles simply can’t go while using the same privacy protections as the Apple Maps vehicles.

We are committed to protecting your privacy while conducting these surveys. For example, we will censor faces and license plates on images that are published in Look Around. If you have comments or questions about this process, your privacy rights, or would like to request that a face, license plate, or your own house be censored, please contact us.

See below to understand where we will be mapping the world next. You can see a full list of countries where we are conducting ground survey data here.

Under the following link you will find an even more detailed list of scheduled trips.

United Kingdom 1

Pedestrian locations for December, 2019 - April, 2020


Bristol, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, West Yorkshire


Aberdeen City, City of Glasgow, Inverness


Cardiff, Wrexham

Pedestrian locations for January - February, 2020

Northern Ireland


  1. Any personal information collected in a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland is controlled by Apple Distribution International in Ireland.