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Man Wearing Apple Maps Backpack Surveying San Francisco on Foot

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple is expanding its street mapping efforts beyond vans outfitted with LIDAR equipment and now has employees collecting street level data on foot.
MacRumors reader Dante Cesa spotted a man wearing an Apple Maps backpack featuring a LIDAR rig, GPS, and multiple cameras, some of the same equipment that's previously been spotted on Apple's mapping vans.
Apple has been collecting street-level data with its Apple Maps vans since 2015, but this is the first time we've seen someone collecting mapping data on foot.
Apple in iOS 12 introduced a revamped Maps app that's been rebuilt from the...
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