I present here evidence, straight from my iPhone, to the contrary. I clearly live in Wellington, spend time in Auckland and am quite disturbed about that purple Hamilton spot.
This is the map presented by the iPhoneTracker app for your mac, and it’s fantastic. It uploads from your iPhone data which has been stored, without us really realising it, and plots it on a map. While some will righteously complain about the privacy implications (and yes, this should be able to be switched off, and should be obvious that it is on), I see a lot of potential uses for this for individuals. How fun would it be to overlap maps of friends?
Interestingly though the dots are far apart. The dots scattered around the country are mostly from motorcycle trips, but much of the actual journeys is missing – due to lack of coverage perhaps, or due to low update frequency.
Here’s a zoomed in view of Wellington. My address is safe, as the data picks up the approxiamate cell tower location (I guess). That’s not very useful however, though it might allow folks concerned about the privacy issues, and people who are having affairs, express a sigh of relief.
Here’s the Auckland map. It seems I get around a lot.