The new HERE experiences are connected and work seamlessly together, making it easy to transition from walking to driving to public transport as you move along your day.
All your places are also saved in the HERE cloud so that you can access them from here.com, HERE Drive(+), HERE Maps and HERE Transit.
Using a mapping application offline is certainty one of the most requested features, when travelling internationally without a data plan or when travelling underground in the subway. This is something that Nokia Maps has been offering for years already and the benefit of which other players have just recently recognized.
So why do we still believe we are offering the best offline solution in the market? We compared Nokia Maps on a Nokia Lumia 920 with Google Maps on a Samsung Galaxy SIII to explain.
Reveal what’s around you like never before. With Nokia City Lens, you instantly see all the best places to eat and things to do and see right on your Lumia phone’s camera display. It’s like having x-ray vision, revealing hidden spots you might miss. City Lens is an augmented-reality browser that overlays attractions and points of interest on top of the visual backdrop of what’s around you. Freeze the screen for easier browsing, change your view to just what’s in front of you, or tap for more information or to share with friends. With City Lens, discovering what’s all around you has never felt more natural.
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NAVTEQ True utilises a unique combination of technologies to create a 3D model of the real world. We combine rotating LIDAR, positioning sensors, panoramic cameras, and high res multi view cameras to capture real world dimension, fueling more realistic and interactive location experiences for you.
Building on its smart, easy-to-use interface, Nokia Transport (v 3.0) for Windows Phone 8 introduces new features to make it even easier to simply glance and go. A new segment map provides a detailed map view for each part of your route that orients to where you are and shows where you need to be next. What’s more, Nokia Transport lets you look at future routes and departure times, so you can plan ahead for your trip across town.
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Espoo, Finland – Nokia has now completed the acqusition of earthmine inc.
As announced on November 13, earthmine’s reality capture and processing technologies will become integral parts of the 3D map making capabilities of HERE, the first location cloud to deliver the world’s best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems.
The terms of the transaction are confidential.
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After our interview with Peter Skillman last week we were given a brief tour of the Nokia Here collection vehicle, a bright blue Volkswagen Jetta Wagon specially outfitted with a smorgasbord of sensors. It’s all about a retractable roof-mounted mast that collapses behind an aerodynamic fairing for stowage. From top to bottom, this mast features a military-grade GPS antenna, a 360-degree panorama camera in a white pod (which captures the spherical views you’ll see in Nokia Here), a Velodyne LIDAR unit in a spinning silver cylinder (for 3D mapping), high-resolution signage cameras in a black box (for forwards and backward automatic feature extraction) and finally a wheel encoder to measure distance / velocity. Sadly the car was locked so we were unable to check out what’s inside or go for a ride, but we’re hoping to remedy this at some point in the future. Until then check out the gallery below and hit the break for our hands-on video.
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Source & Image engadget.com