Nokia has just introduced next step forward for their Location services and have named it “Here” maps. In their own words,
HERE, the world’s first location cloud that delivers a location platform, location content and location apps across any screen and any operating system.
They have also introduced LiveSight, a technology based on a highly accurate, 3D map of the world, which provides the most precise and intuitive augmented reality experience. Nokia City Lens, developed exclusively for Nokia Lumia devices, is the first application using LiveSight. Nokia also made it known that they are going ahead with the planned acquisition of Earthmine, a company which offers a complete solution for collecting, processing, managing, and hosting 3D street level imagery.
Since HERE is coming to all devices and operating systems, Nokia plans to make it available to Apple App Store and even to Android devices soon. Read more here.
Now, Gearburn has gone ahead with the review of the “Here” maps and label it as, “a mapping app Apple would die for”. That says volumes about how good Nokia’s location prowess is.
With its latest mapping technology, Here, Nokia has given users of the Nokia Lumia 920 a deep and comprehensive mapping solution the likes of which iPhone 5 users would die for.
As a competitor to Google Maps Nokia Here definitely gives them a run for their money. Utilizing the two-fold plan of earthmine’s cars to gather data as well as crowd sourcing Here has the ability to gather data from an extremely high number of sources. While it’s still relatively new we expect hiccups.
That said, on a device that has multiple mapping options Nokia Here is our mapping technology of choice.
Read the Gearburn full review Here.