Nokia HERE Maps in 3D used in spectacular video collage

Nokia HERE Maps in 3D used in spectacular video collage
We are getting spoiled by the waves of technology that either be incremental steps, or by giants leaps, makes us pause for a second and say, “Wow!”

This video tour takes you on a trip around the world, from Los Angeles to London to Sydney and back. Looking at it at first glance, it appears like a production using various aerial photography or studio quality CGI effects.

Paul Wex made something quite different though, titled "Wide Web World," every view, every angle and panning visual was sourced from Nokia’s HERE 3D maps. The level of detail that has been poured into these renderings is very impressive. It is certainly impressive enough that Google needs to keep an eye open as HERE develops.

We are not forecasting any end to Google Earth, as Google is well ahead in terms of number of available markets with 3D rendering available. Where HERE and Google Earth over lap however, the comparison is quite noticeable. We took two identical angles from HERE 3D Maps and Google Earth of the iconic Transamerica building in San Francisco, California and it is easy to see the differences in details Having said that, HERE 3D is not available everywhere, as Google Earth has a serious head start, as evidenced by taking an overhead peek at the State Capitol building in Sacramento, California. Google Earth scores with a 3D view where HERE 3D has not gone through that city yet.

Nokia has made good use of its investment in acquiring Navteq for $8 billion back in 2007 and it has been a strength of Nokia’s product line as a part of the Location & Commerce business. The new HERE branding is clearly aimed at intruding on turf that Google has dominated for years.

via: WPCentral




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19 Comments

1. windroid unregistered

WTF... sorry for the language but this is SOMETHING!

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That video looked great, but what's with the CGI on picture number 4? That looks horrible! But everything else looks great. Google will have to do some major overhauling if they want to keep that top dog status with maps and navigation. Nokia is coming out hard, and if Apple gets their Maps together, Google can forget number 2... They'll be pulling up the rear!

9. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The last picture was just an illustration that while Nokia has a good thing going with its 3D imaging, it is not covering all the major markets yet. Google Earth, while still a little CGI-ish, is well ahead in that department. It was an ad-hoc comparison, nothing more.

12. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Ah, clarification...thanks Max!

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Nokia... I think is on the right track if it wasn't for the f**k'n OS that doesn't even support 1080p displays.

5. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

1080P displays are on their way!! Slow and steady wins the race always remember that!!

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

1080P and some other things MS restricted mostly they fearfd it would be problem for smoth performance untill they know for sure like FLASH was restricted now they have allowed it atleast on win8. dont know why they afraid of unlocking all these good stuff

8. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

wp8's kernel supports 1080p, its just that microsoft placed a restriction to 720p for whatever reason. They will probably up wp to 1080p by the time windows blue rolls out. That will also be around the same time as Nokia World where the new flagship nokia devices will debut. A 1080p phase 1 pureview, with all the other nokia features would be a monster (hopefully not literally). The race this year isn't over yet.

11. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Absolutely correct like I stated the best is yet to come. Don't write off Microsoft just yet!! Don't call it a come back because Nokia never ever left!!

13. Blazers

Posts: 746; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This is just a guess, but perhaps Window Phone hasn't optimized their OS for the battery consumption for 1080p yet.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

There are more phones coming from Nokia and supports 1080p displays, just wait and see......

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep......there is still more to come.......!!!

17. rsiders

Posts: 1961; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dude quit your crying we don't even need 1080p displays on phones. It's just a "for bragging rights" feature that the market is pushing now and you obviously are eating it right up. 1080p displays are beautiful, but 720p displays are gorgeous to look at and sometimes I wish technology would slow down just a little bit. Everything has to bigger better, quad core, more megapixels, more memory when we really need to think and realize that most of these things are "just because we can" and not really a necessity. Just my old school thoughts. But for the sake of keeping up, WP will have 1080p phones as well.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

That is quite amazing can't wait for Nokia to fully develop this and put it in their lumias.

6. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I heard that it will be rolled out soon to all Nokia phones and then to other Window Phone 8 Devices!!

7. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Get ready folks Nokia is getting ready to rumble again!!! The best is yet to come, stay tuned!!

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and the best is always yet to come ever :\ just saying

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well looks like offline 3D maps not far from moblie devices

16. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

WAAW THATZ REALLY SMTHING GR8... nokia--> plz dont ditch symbian 2.ditch that fccknh windowz phone os instead 3.improve ur batteriez 4.Go for ANDROIS or atleast give us an option nd you'll be on top again.....

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