This is one inspiring story that sheds light on how Nokia is helping in making life easier for millions in places like Belarus which is considered to be,
black holes for motorists, a landlocked country where reliable, current map information is closely held by the authoritarian government.
So, Nokia with a group of 600 volunteers in Belarus, mostly geography students, teachers and local mapping aficionados, began mapping the country. Result: In three months 22,000 kilometers, or 14,000 miles, of streets and roadways and 11,000 places of interest to the global database at HERE Maps. Isn’t that amazing?
In just three months, Nokia’s volunteers in Belarus added 22,000 kilometers, or 14,000 miles, of streets and roadways and 11,000 places of interest to the global database at HERE, formerly Nokia Maps. Besides rendering the maps for the millions of users of Nokia’s line of cellphones and Lumia smartphones, HERE’s information powers the maps of Microsoft Bing, Yahoo and AOL, along with the in-dash navigation systems of automobiles made by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Toyota.
Obviously Nokia felt the need of mapping Belarus as customers wanted that information but it certainly shows kind of effort, Nokia is putting in making life much easier for its customers and everyone using “Here Maps” for free.
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