As announced at WWDC, Apple has expanded its modern maps to the UK and Ireland. As usual, Justin O’Beirne has started documenting the changes on his blog with GIFs and charts that catalog the differences.

Apple’s ninth Maps data update is the first outside the US and covers the whole of the UK and Ireland. Although the update represents one of the smaller grants by land area, it is the second largest in terms of total population and population density.

As with previous updates, O’Beirne’s GIFs do a fantastic job of visualizing the changes with examples from urban areas such as London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin, along with places like Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Wales and the Cliffs of Moher. The new maps are a clear improvement with more clearly defined green areas, detailed landmarks and other improvements.

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7;Beirn’s website for his complete set of GIFs, charts, and ongoing updates.