Apple is beginning its ground surveys with vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps and support the Look Around feature.

In upcoming weeks, Apple Maps is focusing on surveying towns and cities within Saskatchewan. 

According to the Apple website, 18 communities are set to be surveyed in Saskatchewan. They include:

  •  Assiniboia
  •  Battleford
  •  Estevan
  •  Kindersley
  •  La Ronge
  •  Lloydminster
  •  Maple Creek
  •  Melfort
  •  Melville
  •  Moose Jaw
  •  North Battleford
  •  Prince Albert
  •  Regina
  •  Saskatoon
  •  Swift Current
  •  Weyburn
  •  Wynyard
  •  Yorkton

Apple will censor faces and license plates on images that are published in Look Around.

The company said that image collection would be primarily done using Apple Maps vehicles but certain pedestrian areas would require portable systems to be used.

Surveys of the selected communities will begin on Aug. 8 and then wrap up on Sept. 30.

Residents can reach out to Apple to request that a face, license plate, or house be censored if it was captured in the survey process by emailing