Nokia Shows Its Mobile Mapping Capabilities Via Nokia City Scene

Just an hour before we speculated that Nokia may show a mobile version of its 3D Maps on Windows Phones tomorrow at Nokia World 2011 event on its Windows Phone devices. Now we have got a proof of concept to prove Nokia’s capabilities in Navigation experience. Nokia just announced a beta app called Nokia City Scene for Nokia N9 devices. The app lets you to navigate through streets with simple touch on the screen and it looks amazing.

As they describe,

We combine Navteq drive imagery, 3D building models as well as terrain data, and used laser rangefinder data (LiDAR) to align everything. The result is an N9 application that allows you to search and explore point of interest data from Nokia databases spiced up with check-in data from Foursquare and Facebook.

We see it as a natural extension of maps that brings new ways of interacting with location: finding what a building contains with a click, or showing information on building facades including any checked-in friends that might be inside. The 3D visual environment aims to be more natural than conventional ways of displaying location on phones. Seeing how places look from the street helps you remember if you’ve been there, or recognize them when you arrive.

Are you ready to explore such app on Nokia Windows Phone ??

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