Nokia updates Nokia Maps, adds Israel and other countries

Nokia updates Nokia Maps, adds Israel and other countries
Nokia has updated its mapping application using new techniques and the hard work of local experts. The Finnish handset manufacturer says that it has added Israel and Serbia to Nokia Maps and users can now calculate routes and search for places in both countries. Turn-by-turn navigation for the pair will be available soon using Nokia Drive. In addition, Nokia has been working on making its maps more realistic and has focused on clarity and improved representation. The details on Nokia Maps has improved so much, the company says that you won't need to look at satellite images any more.

Turn-by-turn navigation for Israel and Serbia is coming soon

Turn-by-turn navigation for Israel and Serbia is coming soon

The updated maps have more precise shapes with better details of roads, streams and coastlines. More information about wooded areas has been collected in Russia, Norway and Sweden. For those who like to walk, pedestrian paths now have improved coverage including maps of lesser-known paths. Less populated areas of Greece, France and Ireland are now covered by Nokia Maps. In Italy, Nokia has added the tunnel under Roma Tiburtina and in Germany, the roads to the future main airport in Berlin have already been included.

To illustrate the painstaking work that has gone on in the last 18 months with Nokia Maps, during that time period 133,000 km of roads have been added or updated just in the U.K. alone. Mapping applications received a lot of coverage by us last year, and not all of it was for positive reasons. But hearing about this update has to make Nokia users feel better. Well, except maybe for those in Japan which is still nothing but a black spot on Nokia Maps.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser



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23 Comments

1. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

i hope manila philippines is included? hmm

9. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

It is. On my Lumia 920, Cebu is working great on both Nokia Map and Drive+

19. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

where did you get Lumia 920 in Cebu?

2. jameshoe unregistered

Android OS - Google maps + Nokia maps = Perfect!!!

5. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

no it's not. i didn't use nokia maps in my life, nor i know how good they are, but what i do know is that google maps has almost the whole globe covered (i mean basic street mapping, lets not get to street view), so until nokia covers what google already has, it's not even close of being better.

6. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It differs from country to country. In my region (India) nokia maps is better since google maps misses some streets.

13. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

well, i guess i will try nokia maps now that they support israel (where i live) and compare it to google's

7. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

I think these addition of maps will benifit offline maps. While google maps needs constant 3g/4g/wifi connection.

10. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

for your info nokia maps cover more regions than google's

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

20. jameshoe unregistered

Every maps has their advantages, Google's too.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Isn't Nokia Here on android?

16. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

you can access it via web browser,still no app for android.

3. drazyw unregistered

Yawn. Wake me when they add useful traffic reporting in the US.

4. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

This is the most unwelcome update.

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

where is north korea? lol

15. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

f*** nokia maps, apple maps rocks coz it includes names places that dont even exist yet.talk about looking ahead. nokia should learn from apple /s

17. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

LOL :D

23. p211093

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

apple maps r u joking..have u atleast use apple maps..hahahahahahahahah lol

18. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Serbia, finally :)

22. p211093

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

nokia map is best becaus it has ofline google alo have ofline but we have to take a limited area and nokia can download wholecountr mape download ofline.and the best is voice navigatin in hinde in india .just use nokia map its a best of all

24. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Nokia has great mapping services, and certainly does give Google a run for it's money. It simply depends which platform you choose. Android is more popular, but WP8 is good too, and the UI and other features are vastly improved over previous versions (aka Windows Mobile). Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference...

25. dramle

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

This is totaly false information. Nokia maps are still mising for Serbia. No cirilic writing for Serbia, no maps...

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