The application Apple Maps is available (officially) at Appliances of Apple, like the iPhone and Mac. But thanks to DuckDuckGo, You can browse Apple Maps from any browser platform, including Windows and Android.
DuckDuckGo uses Apple Maps
In 2018, Apple announced the MapKit JS, an API that allows developers applications to integrate Apple Maps into sites. The DuckDuckGo search engine took this framework and used it to build its own mapping tool.
To obtain access in this, you have only to do a simple search for a site in DuckDuckGo and click the Maps filter at the top of the page (as with other search engines). You can also search by the site name and the word map (next to the site name).
That way, you can get route directions and choose between walking or driving directions. You can also see local businesses, but for this to work, you need to report the exact one location using the map pin icon in the upper right corner of the map.
The DuckDuckGo mapping solution based on Apple Maps, but does not offer exactly the same capabilities as the application on a compatible device. There are no Apple-centric features, such as storing favorite locations in iCloud account or synchronize instructions on a mobile device.
Although there is the possibility for toggle between normal map view and satellite imagery, its impressive XNUMXD photogrammetry Apple Maps is not available.
Why the DuckDuckGo search engine chose Apple Maps
In the past, DuckDuckGo used a combination of OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps and HERE Maps, but had no mapping solution of its own. The search engine gives emphasis on user privacy, so the use of a service like Google Maps, which collects data about them users, was not the right choice.
The search engine also stressed that location information is deleted immediately after use.
Source: How- To Geek