One of the new features touted on the soon to be released iPad is the mapping application. Donald Bell from CNET has a write-up and video reviewing the mapping application on the iPad. Among the “thumbs-up” features that Bell reacted to on the iPad is the larger screen which, at three times the size of an iPhone screen, “transforms the app from a squinting approximation of a map into a full-fledged map replacement.” Bell also notes that both the Wifi and 3G versions come with an integrated digital compass for assisting with approximating location. The iPad also comes with terrain view which displays topographical data, something currently not available on the iPhone.
Read the review: Maps for iPad, hands-on