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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Engadget: Nokia launches new multi-device, web-based location cloud service: It's Here

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Nokia launches new multi-device, web-based location cloud service: It's Here
Nov 13th 2012, 16:58

Nokia plans new 'multiple device, multiple operating systems' location cloud service It's Here

Nokia's about to elaborate on the next stage of its cartographic future and it's going to involve a new cloud-based service. Vaguely titled, Here, it'll tap into Nokia's map expertise and even better, work across multiple devices and operating systems -- CEO Stephen Elop, attending the event in San Francisco, also referenced recent purchase of Earthmine, a 3D mapping company that will help the company offer StreetView-style digital vistas.

Nokia's not stopping there, however. The Finnish phone-maker has apparently seen 75 times more use of its mapping data compared to last year, and it's looking to tap into user-submitted data. A new Map Creator tool will let people assign more specific information and detail to Nokia's original maps and satellite photos. The phone-maker's already launched its own site for the new location service, Here.net, and aims to fold in users' submissions into its own official map offering.

Here appears to encompass most of Nokia's previous mapping services and apps -- take a look at new mapping service at the source below.

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