Here maps is the best mapping solution out there with widest coverage of indoor and outdoor maps. But Here team is not sitting on its laurels and wants to make its maps more accurate and detailed by turning to crowd-sourcing. It has launched a crowd mapping initiative with India as the first pilot country, which is a challenging market as it is really difficult to map streets and rural roads of India accurately :). Here Team will work with local experts who will like to put their communities on map.
HERE, a Nokia business, today announced that it is launching a community mapping pilot program in India, the first major country where HERE will combine its industrial data collection methods with a crowd mapping initiative. By balancing both its highly advanced industrial capture methods and contributions from residents of local communities, HERE takes a best-of-both-worlds approach to ensuring that its maps consistently provide the freshest, most precise and locally relevant information.Given India’s diverse urbanization patterns, HERE will work with a variety of communities across the country. In smaller towns and cities, locals will help HERE build out road networks, while in densely populated areas contributors will provide information about points of interest and capture changes. HERE has already rolled out industrial capture methods in some of these areas, but local communities can further improve and humanize HERE Maps.[embedit snippet=”madsr”]