Apple Maps Are 3x More Likely to Get You Lost Than Google Maps [Chart]

Posted December 20, 2012 at 5:43am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11123 views

According to a new study from CrowdFlower, Apple Maps are 3x more likely to get you lost than Google Maps, reports Mashable.

To test how Maps stacks up against Google's (and Bing's) offerings, the online workforce company CrowdFlower picked a random 1,000 business listings in the U.S., and another 100 in the U.K. For each listing, the company was looking for two things: whether you could find it on each of the three mapping services, and if so, whether the results were accurate.

Apple Maps performed worse than both Google and Bing. Only 75% of listings were found in the U.S. and only 50% of listings were found in the U.K. One third of U.K. listings were in the wrong place and 3.4% of U.S. listings found were in the wrong place. Compare that to Google at 1.1% wrong and Bing at 1.3% wrong.

That being said, CrowdFlower's lead product manager Lukas Bergstrom still gives Apple Maps a pass for the time being. "Local data is hard," he says. "Small businesses are closing and starting up all the time. And Apple is just getting into this game. We'll be very interested to see how their data improves over time."

Check out the charts below...

[via Mashable]

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NoGoodNick - December 22, 2012 at 5:48am
Who the hell is "CrowdFlower"???
John - December 20, 2012 at 10:40pm
Apple maps has worked well for me traveling on both coasts. Google maps probably has a slight edge. I have found over the past couple years that Google maps produces a lot of false positives. You drive to the location only to find that establishment is out of business.
prostovanka - December 20, 2012 at 8:37pm
Whats up with all the hostility toward apple's new map app? I have been using the map since 6.0 Beta and haven't had any major issues with it. Stop jumping on the bandwagon unless you have really experienced issues your self. Besides Apple has only just released maps and it is almost as good as its competitors. Some times you have to rip the bandage for the real healing to start. IMO Apple's map service might become a thing of the future, just stick around.
jaffar - December 20, 2012 at 9:26am
I hate Apple Map, basic search is not working probably, i was trying search local post office showed, near Post Office 450 Miles Away near LA. Just BullS**t with Map.
Spiderman - December 20, 2012 at 8:36am
i do use it a lot and it's still not better than mapquest app
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