AMITIAE - Monday 4 May 2015

Cassandra: Rotating Images in Apple Maps Information Windows

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By Graham K. Rogers


I took a trip out of Bangkok on Sunday and ended up with a good number of photographs. I will post some of these online later. While checking a couple of points concerning location in Apple's Maps application, I looked at Tha Chalom, across the river from Mahachai in Samut Sakhon.

Apple Maps

There was an icon on the display showing the location of the railway station there and I clicked on this. The small panel shows basic details and has an "i" for Information. Clicking on that reveals a larger panel with details of the location, buttons for Directions features and two additional buttons for adding to Favourites or contacts.

At the top of the panel is a satellite image of the location. This shows text information about the site and the distance. As I watched, the image began to rotate clockwise: something I had not noticed before. I am using OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.3.

Apple Maps

I checked a number of other locations in and around Bangkok, finding that all show the same rotation. The panel for London (England) is different, and this flies in to the city focussing on a number of locations. Likewise, Paris and New York also fly in to the city and the information panels show a "Flyover Tour" button.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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