Nokia has recently launched a big update for their praised mapping platform HERE Maps. The update makes HERE Maps leap frog Google Maps in terms of indoor mapping data and functionality. Here Venue Maps now offers indoor mapping for 49,000 buildings in 45 countries. Google’s indoor maps offers ‘over 10,000 floor plans’.
Nokia is clearly proud of their service, boasting that 1,000 new venues are being added every three months. Over 475,000,000 square meters are already covered.
‘We create precise Venue Maps by not only collecting floor plans, but by also physically visiting venues to ensure that our data is more accurate than those from competitors.
When the HERE team visits a venue they make sure the shapes and dimensions of the buildings and their facilities are correct so that what you see in our Venue Maps reflects what you see in reality. If the building has multiple floors, we also include those. This means that you can find what you’re looking for, no matter what floor it’s on.
We also add the useful attributes, such as ATM locations, escalators, different stores, gate numbers, and restrooms, across all floors.’
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