There’s more in store, but this is a great start.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s no secret that Apple’s homegrown Maps app was a pretty big flop (though it’s improved, I still use Google Maps instead). It has been getting better, though, with an interface redesign for iOS 7 that made it more attractive and more usable. Changes to come in iOS 8 are said to take place largely behind the scenes. Apple will incorporate technology and data from BroadMap, Embark and HopStop – all relatively recent acquisitions – to make the app more reliable. It will also feature new points of interest and clearer labels.