Nokia May Open More Robust Ovi Maps API to Developers

2 thoughts on “Nokia May Open More Robust Ovi Maps API to Developers”

  1. Nokia’s Ovi maps don’t even use historical traffic data gathered by Navteq (confirmed by Navteq) which now includes the gps probe data from Nokia S60 handsets (see Nokia World 2009 Larry Kaplans session). So people using free Ovi maps will contribute to data that they will not have access to.

  2. The funny thing and broadly neglected byline is that the OVI/Navteq maps are made for in-vehicle use. It’s maps for street traffic.

    How useful are “maps made for cars” if one walks around in a city with a smartphone? Where’s all the buildings, POIs and public transport options that give you solid orientation outside your car?

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