After acing the drive navigation with Nokia Maps, Nokia says that indoor mapping is the next untapped frontier of mapping, and you can expect Nokia to continue to lead the way. They have presented importance of indoor mapping in a very neat infograph as shown above. They also inform that people worldwide spend 87-90% of their time indoors, helping make routing and indoor discovery faster and easier is a natural next step.
Nokia launched its indoor mapping solution “Destination Maps”, with 214 shopping malls in the US, they have steadily increased the number of coverage each month, both in venues and countries around the world. To date, they have mapped 4605 venues – shopping malls, retail stores, airports, and transit hubs – in 38 countries with more being added every month. This is over a 2000% increase in just 16 months.
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While other providers claim to have powerful indoor map offerings with a large number of venues mapped, Destination Maps are not just the average 2D floor plans that can be viewed on a device. Our indoor map content enables a full end-to-end experience, making the exploration and discovery of indoor places more realistic. Further, Destination Maps include a wealth of interior map attributes, like escalators, floor levels, ATMS and restrooms. Including these important points allows for more advanced and accurate guidance and routing.
Like most of our products, Destination Maps is optimized to work seamlessly with our other Nokia Location Content offerings. Dynamic content such as movie listings, flight times or transit schedules can all be added to these indoor maps, providing even further value to end-users.
As always, Nokia offers Destination Maps across many devices and PNDs. Already, Bing Maps has implemented this location content into their maps with the announcement of Bing Venue Maps last month. Nokia Maps will follow soon.