"Pakistan is an excellent example of a country who's almost fully mapped for mapmaker and this is one of the best examples I've ever seen. Over four year this one went from a naked map to something that's more detailed than almost any American city that I know of." Says Brian McClendon - VP of Engineering, Google Maps.
Google Inc. and Punjab Govt. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring one of the most appreciated services till now which have been on the Google Maps. The MoU will allow Google to come up on the streets of Punjab with special cameras mounted on their cars to collect pictures for tourism promotion of heritage and cultural sites.
Nokia Car Mode, that runs within your smartphone to provide easy access and simplified user interface to the most relevant applications for in-car use. The simplified user interface and well designed interaction creates less distraction for the driver than traditional smartphone user interface.
If you have noticed, months back we have posted clues about the third party browser Opera Mobile to use the features like Facebook Check-In on your Symbian smartphones. There is a good news for users who own Symbian devices which have been updated to Symbian Belle 111.030.0607 or yet to receive this update.
Nokia has introduced a new service at the Nokia Maps that will now let users to create maps which will be visible instantly at the live Nokia Maps website. The new service is called "Nokia Map Creator". It's just like Google Map Maker or Open Street Maps, but yet in very early stages. Read more to know how it works.
It can not be avoided that Nokia Maps (aka Ovi Maps) are the most anticipated maps and navigational services around the world amongst any other Maps and Navigational services on any platform. Nokia previously made its web based maps available to HTML5 enabled browsers which directly facilitated Android and iOS devices, nonetheless with fewer features. Now a big and most awaited Nokia Maps on Windows Phone has been appeared with its full formed native app in Marketplace.
Today at the IAA - Iternationale Automobil Ausstellung, Nokia has announced a standalone smartphone application, Nokia Car Mode, for the in-car use of Nokia smartphones. The application features an optimized user interface and experience to simplify the use of Nokia Drive (an application for voice-guided car navigation with Nokia Maps), traffic updates, music and voice calls while driving. Main thing to tell that Nokia Car Mode, as titled above, is to feature the support with MirrorLink (that is the way a smartphone will interact with the head-units in your car's dashboard.)
Nokia Maps have been optimized fully with HTML5 which lead the awesomeness of Nokia Maps through Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Nokia has recently launched an HTML5 powered version of Nokia Maps which runs on an HTML5 browser just like a native app, including iPhones and Androids.
I've selected a few areas in Lahore and Karachi to add some places. But before start adding them I want to inform you that the editing system doesn't seem to be perfect yet on Ovi Maps. Hope Nokia will be on it right now making it more user friendly. But I don't want to give you hopes for it to be as good as Google Map Maker. However adding places is quite quick once you find a correct location on map.