Nokia HERE maps updated with new design

Nokia has unveiled its latest iteration of HERE maps that offers new maps that have been refined and redesigned. In order to create maps that are easier to read, HERE utilizes a new color palette that will give the maps better aesthetics, but also allows for better identification of roads, landmarks, and freeways.

The roads have also been given better definition. HERE has created different thicknesses for roads, giving main roads and highways visual priority over smaller paths that are less traveled. HERE has also added texture to lands, giving mountainous and cavernous regions, depth. This is accomplished by adding shading to environments that require it. 

Lastly, in order to reduce the noise, better street hierarchy has been introduced. This essentially gives you only the most crucial information when zooming in and out of a section of maps. For example, if you are at a bird's-eye view overlooking a whole city, it wouldn’t be ideal to display each individual building, but once you get down to street level, seeing homes and business would become crucial.

Although the new HERE maps is only available online through here.com and Yahoo Maps, it will eventually become available for mobile OS’s later this year. Currently, HERE offers SDK’s for Android and iOS, with Windows Phone being noticeably omitted.

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I honestly didn't know that here existed outside the apps for wp, and now see that The update is for all other than wp. The irony.

Question on the article. "Currently, HERE offers SDK's for Android and iOS, with Windows Phone being noticeably omitted."

Windows Phone has a SDK. So does Tizen. But its broken down into Business SDK for iOS and Android it seems. So are you saying the new features are only for Android and iOS or that no SDK exists for Windows Phone?

https://developer.here.com/native-apis

I think the new google maps on browser sucks! its like you're running call of duty on intel graphic chip. slow as hell. only the app is good on android

Choto Cheeta said,
Google maps still feels better.. :D

I'd say Nokia maps work excellent here in Chandigarh. Plus I prefer the "here" maps UI and color theme. Google maps feel old.

trojan_market said,
I think the new google maps on browser sucks! its like you're running call of duty on intel graphic chip. slow as hell. only the app is good on android

Yes, I kind a agree, New Maps interface of Google seems to be a lagger :D

I'd say Nokia maps work excellent here in Chandigarh. Plus I prefer the "here" maps UI and color theme. Google maps feel old.

Google maps cover much much more compare to Here, just get out of the city core and difference would be evident !!

Choto Cheeta said,

Yes, I kind a agree, New Maps interface of Google seems to be a lagger :D

Google maps cover much much more compare to Here, just get out of the city core and difference would be evident !!

Dont know which area you are from, but I travel a "lot", especially in remote areas of Himachal and Kashmir (Leh ladakh etc) and here maps (were nokia maps before) have guided me perfectly, especially the offline map thing, which wasnt present in Google maps before. Nokia maps had it from many years.

Choto Cheeta said,
I must be out of touch for long..

Need to get a hold of a Lumia :p to try and see..

I am not using lumia! I am nokia 603, was one of the last Symbian phones and is rock solid lol