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 Toronto 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.

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

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Type: Pedestrian - Backpack



Alberta July 10, 2023 - September 14, 2023
Ontario May 01, 2023 - July 06, 2023
Quebec May 23, 2023 - July 06, 2023

Type: Vehicle



Alberta June 15, 2023 - September 15, 2023
British Columbia June 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Manitoba July 01, 2023 - September 15, 2023
New Brunswick August 15, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador August 15, 2023 - September 15, 2023
Nova Scotia July 01, 2023 - August 30, 2023
Ontario June 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Prince Edward Island July 01, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Quebec July 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Saskatchewan July 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023