Complete List of 3D Cities in Apple Maps

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Alcatraz
San Francisco, California

Since Apple isn’t publishing a list of all the 3D cities in its snazzy “Flyover” mode in Apple Maps, we’ve compiled the most complete list available — more than 60 3D cities in all.

Apple has quite a few more 3D cities in the current version of Maps than the meager handful that were available during the beta period. Digging around the app (and the ‘Net), here are all of the 3D cities we’ve been able to find. If you find any new cities or suburbs not on this list, please let us know in the Comments area.

Australia
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
Canada
  • Calgary, AB
  • Markham, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Montreal, QC
    • Laval
  • Surrey, BC
  • Toronto, ON
    • Brampton
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Vaughan, ON
Denmark
  • Copenhagen
  • Roskilde
France
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Paris
  • Saint-Étienne NEW
Germany
  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Munich
Ireland
  • Dublin
Italy
  • Milan
  • Rome (including Vatican City)
New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
Spain
  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Valencia
Sweden
  • Linkoping
  • Stockholm
United Kingdom
  • Birmingham, England
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Leeds, England NEW
  • London, England
    • Camberwell
    • Camden Town
    • Greenwich
    • Hackney
    • Islington
    • Lambeth
    • Poplar
    • Stratford
  • Manchester, England
  • Wolverhampton, England
United States
  • Albany, NY
    • Colonie
    • Delmar
    • Glenmont
    • Latham
    • Rensselaer
    • Troy
    • Watervliet
  • Arlington, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
    • Decatur
  • Austin, TX
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
    • Arlington
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Fresno, CA
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Keystone, SD (includes Mount Rushmore & surrounding area)
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
    • Anaheim
    • Beverly Hills
    • Burbank
    • Chino
    • Claremont
    • Corona
    • Costa Mesa
    • El Segundo
    • Glendale
    • Long Beach
    • Malibu
    • Marina del Rey
    • Mission Viejo
    • Montclair
    • Moreno Valley
    • Newport Beach
    • Ontario
    • Pasadena
    • Playa del Rey
    • Pomona
    • Rancho Cucamonga
    • Rancho Palos Verdes
    • Riverside
    • San Bernardino
    • San Dimas
    • San Pedro
    • Santa Ana
    • Santa Monica
    • Torrance
    • Venice
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
    • Miami Beach
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Modesto, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
    • Brooklyn
    • Bronx
    • Coney Island
    • Hoboken
    • Jersey City
    • Manhattan
    • Queens
    • Union City
  • Oakland, CA
    • Alameda
    • Emeryville
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Sacramento, CA
    • Antelope
    • Carmichael
    • Fair Oaks
    • McClellan
    • North Highlandsd
    • Rancho Cordova
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
    • Bonita
    • Chula Vista
    • Coronado
    • Imperial Beach
    • La Jolla
    • La Mesa
    • Lemon Grove
    • National City
    • San Ysidro
  • San Francisco, CA
    • Brisbane
    • Palo Alto
    • Stanford
  • San Jose, CA
    • Cupertino
    • Santa Clara
    • Sunnyvale
  • Schenectady, NY
    • Alplaus
    • Rexford
    • Scotia
  • Seattle, WA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Tulsa, OK
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Coliseum
Rome, Italy

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Opera House
Sydney, Australia

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Luxor Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

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London Eye
London, United Kingdom

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Apple Headquarters
Cupertino, California

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Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California

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San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

Also worth mentioning: since the app has fairly accurate terrain mapping, you can see a good 3D map of the Grand Canyon in Apple’s Maps, along with other natural landmarks like Niagara Falls. Hoover Dam is also available in full 3D, including all of its structural details.

Last updated November 20, 2013.

About Robin Parrish

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Comments

  1. Don’t forget about Dublin, Ireland :)

  2. Manhattan, NYC.

  3. Also Mountain View, CA (near Cupertino) and Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm would be included because C3, the 3D mapping company that Apple bought was from Sweden. By my calculation, that’s 46 cities (if Beverly Hills, Hollywood & Santa Monica are counted separately). BTW, Dublin is in Ireland – Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but Ireland is independent.

    • Is Mountain View considered a suburb of San Francisco? I was trying not to include every suburb of the major cities (especially those in California — there are zillions of them!). Cupertino may even qualify, but I figured that one was worth special recognition, for obvious reasons. ;)

      Right you are about Ireland. I should have remembered that. Will add Stockholm right away.

  4. No one forgot about Dublin- they just put it under the uk cities. Stick to technology as geography or even basic general knowledge is not your strong point!

  5. …and Stockholm of course. It’ Swedish technology. :-)

  6. Seriously… Lyon and not Paris. Go figure.

    That’s like doing Texas and ignoring NY

  7. Just curious why London’s bridges are not falling down, but New York’s are.

  8. I remember when my house was in 3D… It was when iOS 6 only were for developers! It was so cool, almost the whole world was in 3D! But then iOS 6 was released for everyone, and almost every 3D locations disappeared, except capitals..

  9. Munich + Berlin is not 3D but 2D with texture.

    • Not true. Both cities have areas that are clearly shown in full 3D.

      To be fair, it’s not the whole city in either case. Only a part of them. In both, the 3D areas appear to be their central-most parts.

  10. It’s too bad you’re not tracking the improvements to cities. A week ago only a segment of NYC was 3D. Now most of the city is 3D.

    • I’d love to track the city improvements & additions, and have already updated the list a few times as I’ve found out about new ones. But I don’t know of any definitive method of monitoring this stuff other than regularly checking each and every major city in the world in Apple Maps. And that’s not something I can spare the time for.

  11. Thank you for the list. Please keep updating it. Hope 3d view will covered all the world in the nearest future ;)

  12. The Denver area just expanded by a large amount the other day. Now the entire city and county of Denver is in 3D along with several suburbs and all the way northwest through Boulder. Don’t know if any other city has been added or expanded. Would be nice to know when and where they update.

  13. Don’t forget Oslo in Norway.It also has 3D view.Too bad Apple didn’t added Asian cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong.

  14. Good job robin and thanks for putting the time In

  15. Arlington,Texas. Both the Cowboys and the Rangers stadiums can be seen in 3D.

  16. Alan Johnstone says:

    Surprise surprise no one mentioned Glasgow…

  17. Nashville can be added.

  18. Thanks for the tips, Jay and Alan!

  19. I am trying to keep the most updated list of Flyover cities here:
    http://flyovercities.com

    Hope to see more cities in 3D soon :)

  20. New cities found,

    Baltimore
    Indianapolis
    Cologne, Germany

    Also lots more flyover in London and rome

  21. Since some new cities have finally surfaced, I did some looking and have also found coverage for:

    Cleveland
    Green Bay
    Minneapolis/St Paul
    Providence

    There is a huge amount of expanded coverage for Boston, Chicago, Houston and Portland as well.

  22. Thanks, Jay. You’re the man. I turned up some new ones, too. I think I’m going to have to re-do this page with all the Bay Area suburbs and cities accounted for separately. It’s all getting kinda complicated as more of that area goes 3D.

  23. I can’t believe they took Minneapolis and St. Paul off. I live in the Twin Cities and was having a lot of fun with flyover. Anyone have any thoughts as to why they took Minneapolis off? I love that they had Included Green Bay Wisconsin Wisconsin because I grew up near there. Love seeing Lambeau Field rendered so beautifully.

  24. Saint Paul, MN is now gone as well. Why were Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN disabled? They were only up for a week and they’re gone now!

  25. Linkoping, Sweden has been there for a while, and I also found Hoover Dam, Nevada.

  26. Vancouver, BC, Canada has been added.

  27. @HAL8950 says:

    Vancouver BC Canada flyover added yesterday

  28. Bloshruk says:

    Minneapolis and st Paul are back online, and Linkoping in Sweden has definitely been added

    • Linköping have been there for months, it is just that no one noticed it. Why Linköping? Well it is because they have a big university there, almost as big as Standford’s

    • Now they are gone again! This is terribly annoying!

      • I’m sure there’s a reason they keep taking the Flyover cities down. It could be maintenance related (as in, updating a city with new data/images) or maybe it happens automatically when usage of the Maps app spikes?

  29. Tulsa, OK

  30. Henry 3 Dogg says:

    The Hoover damn looks fabulous.

  31. Stockholm have been broaden up alot, so it includes some of the suburb areas

  32. I think that San Diego was broaden up because it includes neighbour cities such as Chula Vista, Spring Valley and town Jamul

  33. You should include that Copenhagen coverage is so broad that it includes also a Roskilde which is whooping 20 km apart.

  34. Just added Wolverhampton, UK
    Huge expansion in Toronto also

  35. Apple are updating Flyover coverage in pretty fast pace. Even Google isn’t that fast while they aimed to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people… for last year.
    Google so far: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth#Buildings_in_3D

    Cities that I would like to see covered in the near future:
    Paris (Yes, I would like to see Eiffel tower =D )
    Athens (2000+ year old buildings)
    Monaco (Rich people houses)
    Moscow (Putin’s Palace lol and nice St. Basil’s Cathedral)
    Venice ( ‘Floating city’ )
    Dubai (Yes, the tallest building)
    And some cities in Asia, just because I feel bad that they don’t have any lol

    • Surprised they don’t have Paris yet, maybe some problems with it,

      I’d also like to see some Asian cities, Singapore or Tokyo etc,
      Maybe another UK city, Liverpool/Sheffield/Leeds etc

      Maybe Cape Town as the first African city

      • Paris has the largest urban zone by population (11.5M) after London (12M) in European Union. And they haven’t covered London fully, just the central area where all attractions are. While they actually have covered all of the (and some of their neighbour towns) Berlin (5M), Copenhagen (1.8M), Stockholm (1.9M), Cologne (1.9M) and some other I was lazy to check.

        It seems that there aren’t that many updates, but they are also expanding big cities which is better than releasing a city with a coverage same as Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas. Their coverage is pathetic, in my opinion it is just cheating just to add extra number of cities to the list, that is why I am sceptic to the number of cities, because number doesn’t show how big the coverage really is.

        I think that this summer on their WWDC they will announce how much area they covered in sq km and how much coverage by population (which in my opinion matters more) in Flyover. Don’t forget that Google aimed to cover 300M people in their Google Earth in the end of last year, in which I don’t think they succeed, while announcing it first before Apple.

    • Couldn’t agree more. I keep watching for all of those, and many others.

  36. Add Markham, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga to Canada list. Since Toronto Expanded a lot (as mentioned before).

    Or you can add them to Toronto, since they are extension to Toronto’s population centre (or metropolitan area of Toronto) , but not within cities municipal boundaries. But if you defy list that way, then you will have to put Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana and others in to Los Angeles.

    Oh and don’t forget Surrey, Canada.

  37. Schenectady, NY has also coverage, idk if you would like to add it, since it have 50k people

  38. On a creepy note the playboy mansion as well is 3d

    • Henry 3 Dogg says:

      It would have been much creepier if they’d left it out when the rest of the area was done.

      Some might think its creepy that you discovered that its done. What were you hoping for?

  39. Damn. Google Earth get a major 3D city update. They have now New York, Miami… But they look awful compared to iOS Maps. The only thing that looks better there is bridges.
    If Apple won’t cover the Washington or Paris before Google does, I would be a bit disappointed.

  40. Can you add Compton, LA

  41. Are they ever going to show some Latin America love? :(

  42. Henry 3 Dogg says:

    A large chunk of Paris just appeared.

    Or maybe I’ve had too much to drink.

  43. More than month without update. Now we know on what huge thing they were working on =)
    Bonjour Paris!

  44. Bloshruk says:

    Interestingly it seems as if they’re trying out a new technique to stop melting trees.
    Look around the arc du triomph or palace of Versailles and you will see trees that are undercut, sometimes looking like floating blobs but better than before

    • Henry 3 Dogg says:

      Similarly, buildings with columns just in front of the face of the building are modelled with clear space behind the columns and a flat face to the building behind. Again examples around Versailles.

      • Henry 3 Dogg says:

        And flying buttresses truly fly.

        These topological improvements are a brilliant upgrade to an already superb facility.

        They’ve done some of this on a small scale on large items for a while (Hoover Dam bridge, Tower Bridge London… ). But here we see it rolling out in much finer grained situations.

    • Henry 3 Dogg says:

      Cable gantries over railway tracks are also flying, no longer a solid plane going down to the ground.

  45. The LA area had been taken down for the last couple weeks. It’s back up and running and with what people have been observing in the update, I noticed most of the planes at LAX have proper tails for the most part now.

  46. Denmark – Roskilde can ne added :)

  47. Anaheim, San Bernardino, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Moreno Valley (CA)

  48. The area around Disneyland in Los Angeles looks ugly, it looks like it is melting, just like Google’s. I think that they were testing new algorithms in those new areas, you can see big difference. In Moreno Valley it is overdetailed and things look a bit sharp

    On Google side – it seems like they updated their camera, which gives more colorful 3D, check Lawrence in Kansas.

  49. There is a flyover mode on a south and a north pole.
    Would you mind adding those too? XD

  50. Any new 3D City with iOS 7 Beta?

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