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Maps data have been updated for Nokia Maps on Windows Phone. To check if it’s available on your Nokia Lumia phone, go to Settings – Applications – Maps – Check for Updates. There’s no changelog available, so we don’t know exactly what the update brings.
Ford’s research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles. This includes Nokia’s NAVTEQ Map, as well as cloud services and APIs. For example, Ford’s concept car will learn driver behavior to control, improve upon and personalize vehicle performance.
Nokia Research wants to take what’s been done in navigation outdoors and bring it inside. Imagine using your phone to navigate through malls, exhibit halls and other large buildings. According to EE Times, Nokia gathered about 30 companies including chip makers and service providers on Tuesday at the Sunnyvale offices to show off their research. They want to create a formal group to set global standards for such indoor navigation services by 2013.
Nokia Maps was released as a web app last week. Devices with HTML5 browsers can use it. That means iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS4 or Android phones with Android 2.2 and Android 2.3. I made a video to show you how it looks on the iPhone 4.
Check out maps.nokia.com for new updates. Three more cities got added to 3D view, but the coolest update is probably the heat map. You can now check out where the hot spots are for shopping, nightlife, food, and tourist attractions. They’ve also added an option to book a hotel directly from the map. I made a screencast to show you how it looks on my browser.
Nokia Beta Labs released an update to Ovi Maps beta today, version 3.06. It includes several enhancements, but the biggest change in this update is the ability to download Maps directly (via WiFi) to your phone without a computer. Complete list of new features after the jump.