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.

For more details on how Apple Maps protects your privacy click here.

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.

Hong Kong SAR, China

Hong Kong Island

Vehicle locations for November 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Central and Western District, Wan Chai District, Eastern District, Southern District

Kowloon

Vehicle locations for November 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Yau Tsim Mong District, Sham Shui Po District, Kowloon City District, Wong Tai Sin District, Kwun Tong District

New Territories

Vehicle locations for November 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Tsuen Wan District, Tuen Mun District, Yuen Long District, Kwai Tsing District, Islands District, North District, Tai Po District, Sai Kung District, Sha Tin District

Hong Kong - Macao Bridge

Vehicle locations for November 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Hong Kong - Macao Bridge