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Nokia updates HERE Maps for Windows Phone and the web with broader coverage

HERE Maps Update

Nokia has updated both the Windows Phone app and web version of HERE Maps. The company has published a new article on the official blog that details multiple challenges when it comes to cartography. That said, we're more interested in what the team has added in this maps update. Today's update for both Windows Phone 8 and here.com is painted as a significant milestone.

We previously looked at the suite with the new LiveSight feature, but today it's more about the detail and coverage of the mapping service itself. It's worth noting that this isn't an actual app update, so you'll not receive a Store notification that a new version is available. This is an internal update, handled by the HERE Maps app. To see about getting the latest update to the maps, head over to Settings > Applications > Maps and hit "Check for updates".

It's really neat if you're using the new Nokia Amber update with GDR2 (Lumia 925 anyone? Our review is coming soon, I promise) as only specific roads and other map features that have been updated will be downloaded - this saves bags of time and data as it's not required to install whole countries anew. 

HERE Maps London

So what's new in this update? We've got better maps for Tunisia, Senegal and Cyprus. Good news if you reside in those locations. The team has added roads and broadened overall coverage in said countries. Buildings have been added in Croatia, including 1.86 million building outlines across the country. Lastly, we have expanded public transit data in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, making it easier to navigate systems when out and about.

What's more is if you're a corporate customer who utilises HERE mapping. Nokia is providing more information on how trucks and fleets can navigate the world. They'll be able to see which roads have weight and / or height restrictions that will have to be avoided. To close off, the company notes that more is on the way for mapping with updates for other platforms, including Symbian.

You can download HERE Maps from the Windows Phone Store on supported hardware and check out the web version at HERE.com. Thanks, Sourabh , for the tip!

QR: HERE Maps

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aitt says:

Good maybe now it can find the streets I was looking for last week and had to resort to google maps...

clappenings says:

Latitude feature please....

Milk21 says:

That would be a great feature to add.

jiffffy pop says:

I can't update, info in marketplace says last updated 5/30/2013.

Vb2012 says:

Mine too we have to wait probably

wha you two need to do is read the whole article. :D

jiffffy pop says:

I finished reading the article and understand now but the first sentence is very misleading.

adrian1338 says:

as stated in the article it is not the here maps app that got updated but the map data. You can check that in application settings when in here maps or when in settings of your phone

It's not a update for the app itself. Is for the map data. Go to settings and update maps.

Vb2012 says:

Its all coming relax people dont blame nok blame Microsoft :D LOLZ xD

dlusted says:

Maps for Tunisia please.....

phil2415 says:

Did you read the article?  This udpate includes maps for Tunisia.

adrian1338 says:

1.553 MB - not bad

edit: they should merge the effort on maps with MS just like on music

Cubeddd says:

Mine was 0MB and still gave me the option to install even though I don't have any offline maps.

theefman says:

They dont mention updates for other regions but both my DC and MD maps updated.

My Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana maps all had available updates as well.

sarim_xyz says:

Update for India too, 700+ MB :-|

CreepinJesus says:

What's the difference between this and the regular 'Nokia Maps'?

sarim_xyz says:

'Nokia Maps' is now 'HERE Maps'.

Onager1286 says:

Can we get maps for Japan? It's not exactly a tiny country.

phil2415 says:

Haven't updated my phone's app yet but just tried HERE on the web and it's not very impressive.  Swtich to 3D map mode - everything goes black, wherever in the world I'm looking, until I switch back to regular maps or satellite.  Try to drop the little man onto the map to get the equivalent of StreetView and nothing happens - the man 'sticks' to my cursor and never drops, even though the roads are highlighted blue to indiciate, presumably, where I could drop him.

b3rni3703 says:

MARS MAP UPDATE PLEASE!!!!!

Yash Rajora says:

7.8 users feeling left out to see these all updates on wp8!! oh nokia why! :( 

eshy says:

probably because based on the latest stats, 7.8 users are becoming a minority.
Since this is map data update, it might still make it to 7.8, but it makes sense for that to be a lower priority

cae758 says:

Everytime I read comments like this, I am oh so thankful AT&T allowed me to early upgrade from the L900 to the L920 only 7 months in. So worth it.

hombreee says:

Austria and Slovakia are updated too.

kirklyt says:

Map updates for the Philippines.., though haven't notice anything yet...

Coan says:

The problem with loading all the maps for canada/us and not updating since getting the phone...3,003.4MB. 
despite my "unlimited" data, i'm not gonna consider pulling that down right now. 

Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean updated too.
Quite a surprise that.

mrzees says:

My lumia 920 keeps giving me an error each time I try to install Here Maps. Guess I won't see that updated Trinidad and Tobago maps. What exactly has been updated on the Map though, because on Here.com the maps looks the same. Hasn't changed since I had my N97 with Nokia Maps.
 

MDak280 says:

It's cool that Nokia updated their maps for Symbian! Shows they have great support :)

therealprof says:

Funny you mention that because they're not only much more up-to-date than the WP 7.8 maps but the application is also a lot more capable there. I was really lucky to have both my C7-00 and my Lumia 710 last month in California. WP 7.8 didn't know streets that existed for many years and had a nasty tendency to always route me many miles over highways instead of using the regular streets where the distance would only have been a couple hundreds of yards.

The update fixed Singapore's missing block numbers in the map too.

WPUser111 says:

216 mb update.. I m frm north india..

bguy_1986 says:

Traffic would be great for Here Drive...

mister2d says:

NO Way!!  WPC is sleeping. Thank you very much for that link!

Edit: Never mind. It's still in BETA and doesn't allow me to download.

eshy says:

it's a private beta, has been there for a few weeks

hipporama says:

Got updates for India, Singapore and UAE.

dam s says:

Please don't make confusion. This maps's update has less to do with Here/Nokia Map
This is not ad update of Here Map, but is an update of the maps of Windows Phone and the map of Windows Phone is not the map of Here Map.
Yes Here Map use the Map of Windows Phone (that is provided by Nokia/Navteq) like any othe apps of any other devs, but becouse this map are part of the OS and comes with Windows Phone platform like the maps of Garmin (also provided by Nokia/Navteq) are part of their navigator

Alphageek_UK says:

Great, I am going to Cyprus next week on holiday. Talk about perfect timing.

Nicoso says:

Wow! The Maps update for Mexico is a hefty 333 MB. My 620 feels heavier already.

ricsip says:

stupid, visitor bait article title, eric richmond you are a true journalist.. (dont be proud of that)

muvig says:

feel let down at the moment, i had corrected many errors thru HERE maps Creator and i thought they would be included on the next update but nothing has been included, Zimbabwe, 5 months down the line.
there are roads which ends in the middle, some roads had old/wrong names.