Nokia Maps For Web Gets An Update, Mobile Maps Update Imminent ?(Updated)

Nokia today announced several updates to its Nokia Maps For web. Their impressive 3D version of maps is going plugin free, and they are testing the webGL version. You can try it out here(Google Chrome Only). Along with that they are launching editorial pages for more than 50 cities around the world including London, New York City, Melbourne, etc where you can get the latest weather forecasts and Lonely Planet suggestions, etc. Following are the some other features added to Nokia Maps,

And to make you feel more like a local anywhere, we increased the coverage of heat maps to 56 cities. However, that’s not all. We have one more feature we would like to highlight: public transport.

Now, in more than 420 cities you can plan your journey from A to B also with underground, light rail and similar options. In more than 30 of those cities you also get timetable information to know exactly when you have to leave home

I expect Nokia Maps 3D on Nokia Windows Phones tomorrow working similar to web version but on gesture controls. This service is now based on SVG which will be more suitable for mobile scenarios as Google did for their 3D version of Google Maps for Android devices. As Stephen Elop said previously, Navigation will be a key differentiator for Nokia Windows Phones among other smartphones.

Source: Nokia Conversations

Update: Nokia today announced the availability of Nokia Maps HTML5 version for iOS and Android devices.

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