Nokia renews its maps, now called simply “Here”
Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, announced on stage in San Francisco, United States, the total renovation of its popular mapping service, the same as competing against Apple and Google Maps Maps, when releasing a new product that unifies everything and existing and adds new functions into a single brand that is now called “Here”.
First, all of Nokia Maps is still available: maps (of course), address information, instructions for traffic (Live), reviews of places made by others, and so on, to which are added novel features as the ability to surf the places Google Street View-style, thanks to the acquisition by the company Nokia Earthmine, developing related technologies.
Furthermore, in the future promises to be modeling images to provide 3D maps, while those using here with a Nokia account can save their favorite places to access them from any device that is capable of running the service.
Speaking of which, Here brings almost universal support as it was enabled website Here.net (Here.com) running on HTML5, for access from any web browser. In addition, applications for mobile phones arrive and tablets with Windows Phone 8, Android, iOS and OS Mozilla Firefox, if Apple accepts the application that Nokia sent to his shop.
Finally, Here allow users to collaborate in the construction of the data that give life to the maps through a tool within the application easily accessible call Map Creator, where you can edit routes, place names , etc, which is available, as is the entire service, from now.
Link: Nokia maps platform rebrands as Here, enter collaborative mapping system (The Verge)Tags: Earthmine, Google Maps, here, Map, Maps, Nokia, nokia here, npkia maps