Nokia Here Maps for Windows Phone updated with extra 3D landmarks and more

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The real Nokia (the one with the mapping and networking business) has just announced new updated HERE Maps for Windows Phone.

The latest HERE update are  more detailed, covering everything from more comprehensive mapping in smaller countries, better quality 3D landmarks in some more-established cities, and point address rendering in several new territories.

Mauritius is one of the main locations to benefit from more detailed maps, with the map getting a comprehensive overhaul. Island shapes and rough street coverage has now been upgraded to a detailed coastline and comprehensive street network coverage, making it far easier to plan your holiday and explore the likes of Port Louis using your Windows Phone.

The latest update also brings better quality textures to important 3D landmarks, with more detail on offer for the more famous locations.

It also brings ‘point address rendering’ for a many more countries meaning you can now browse the map and see at-a-glance where addresses and buildings are on along the streets. A visual representation of exact addresses makes it a lot easier to find your destination.

Point address rendering has now been enabled in the following countries:

France, South Africa, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Baltics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico.

Because the update only contains the streets and other details Nokia has refreshed or improved, the amount of data you have to download is limited to the minimum. To update the maps, grab your Windows Phone and open the Settings app, then tap applications > maps > check for updates.

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