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.

New Zealand


Vehicle locations for November 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Auckland, Far North District, Hamilton City, Hauraki District, Kaipara District, Kawerau District, Matamata-Piako District, Opotiki District, Otorohanga District, Rotorua District, South Waikato District, Taupo District, Tauranga City, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato District, Waipa District, Waitomo District, Western Bay of Plenty District, Whakatane District, Whangarei District


Vehicle locations for November 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Ashburton District, Buller District, Central Otago District, Christchurch City, Clutha District, Dunedin City, Gore District, Grey District, Hurunui District, Invercargill City, Kaikoura District, Mackenzie District, Marlborough District, Nelson City, Queenstown-Lakes District, Selwyn District, Southland District, Tasman District, Timaru District, Waimakariri District, Waimate District, Waitaki District, Westland District


Vehicle locations for November 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Carterton District, Central Hawke's Bay District, Gisborne District, Hastings District, Horowhenua District, Kapiti Coast District, Lower Hutt City, Manawatu District, Masterton District, Napier City, New Plymouth District, Palmerston North City, Porirua City, Rangitikei District, Ruapehu District, South Taranaki District, South Wairarapa District, Stratford District, Tararua District, Upper Hutt City, Wairoa District, Wellington City, Whanganui District