Install for Upgrades to Maps
If you skipped macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, macOS Big Sur 11.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.1, your macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 update includes the upgrade's improvements to Maps.
Air quality is now available in Maps and Siri for locations in mainland China. Data in Maps and Siri reflects updated national scales for Germany and Mexico.
It's also worth noting that health recommendations are provided in Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air-quality levels.
If you're still lingering on macOS Catalina, note that Big Sur makes other improvements to Macs and they're particularly interesting if you like to ride bikes.
One of the biggest changes in the new Maps app are new biking directions. Apple's new cycling directions will show you elevation, how busy a street is, and whether there are stairs along the route.
Apple's also added features for electric vehicles. On macOS Big Sur you have the ability to create a route that includes charging stations which is perfect for those of you who like to road trip.
Maps also includes a new feature called Guides which provide a curated list of interesting spots to check out in a city.
So if you like to use your Mac to plan trips, you might want to upgrade today.
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