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Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service

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Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service  - read the full textNokia has acquired the 3D mapping service Earthmine. The terms of the deal are confidential, so there's no way of knowing how much cash Nokia shelled out for it. The idea behind the purchase is for Nokia to import Earthmine's mapping street-level graphics into HERE Maps and eventually its...


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  • 2012-11-21 18:53
  • KIYg

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-11-21 16:56 from ppj7 - click to readYou are correct there are several places that are incorrect but I am not sure since when it has been like that at least for 4-5 years on both Nokia as well as Google maps. I had reported/requested 3 updates at and only 1 has been updated as of now. Neither Google nor Nokia is perfect but it's nice to know that they are putting effort in the right direction. Competition is great for consumers. Competition gives options/choice for consumers. I have used both Google maps on SGN2 and Nokia maps on N8 at different places at different times and circumstances and I like both and wouldn't want to waste time trying to bash one is better than the other. There are some "next big thing since the previous big thing" companies that can learn a lot from this.

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  • 2012-11-21 18:48
  • utbd

ahh.. i wish there was a Nokia Maps version for Android and if even paid i would be more than happy to have it. Nokia excelled in some areas and those are deeply missed when i switched platforms a while ago... :(

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  • 2012-11-21 18:41
  • M@%9

> In reply to FANBOY PATROL @ 2012-11-21 16:55 from 0@bk - click to readi agree, and in turn, google maps sucks compared to apple maps.

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  • 2012-11-21 18:13
  • 85@c

nokia is desperate to try to compet with iphone maps that are in 3D.

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  • 2012-11-21 18:10
  • 85@c

Good job nokia.. Proud to be an owner of a nokia phone..

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  • 2012-11-21 18:09
  • XNts

> In reply to Thephonegeek @ 2012-11-21 17:47 from uNVL - click to readMaps are needed when traveling abroad,why would I use them in my home country? I know well my country, i can't get lost here, in the worst case i may ask someone around, although there are road signs everywhere.

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  • 2012-11-21 17:51
  • 3TLI

Whatever. No matter how good Nokia maps is, it doesn't matter to me. Nokia Maps isn't available in my country where Google maps is. Google maps will soon have streetview of some of our cities. That's why I use Google maps in my nokia mobile.

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  • 2012-11-21 17:47
  • uNVL

> In reply to muhs @ 2012-11-21 17:11 from fsgq - click to readI agree with that, but Google Maps gets the actual directions for the road.. that's something I didn't find in HERE maps.. big fan of HERE maps by the way.

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  • 2012-11-21 17:45
  • fkic

here in egypt, google maps sucks hard with lots of inaccuracies and almost no POI's at all.not to mention many outdated maps areas
while nokia maps has every single detail to the finest , updated frequently and POIs r very accurate and no missing POI's.POI's include phone numbers and websites(i mentioned that google maps POI"s r quite scarce).they even include street kiosks,nokia maps also has 3d landmarks, satellite imagery is updated unlike google maps
no wonder nokia maps trumps google maps!!

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  • 2012-11-21 17:11
  • fsgq

> In reply to FANBOY PATROL @ 2012-11-21 16:52 from XuMV - click to readit's always better to have more options.. at some locations google maps are better at some nokia is better... there's even a good chance to find something you've been searching for on bing that you can't find on google... and it happens trust me so stop being narrow-minded and support progress.. ;)

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  • 2012-11-21 17:03
  • pXfP
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Apple maps sucks compared to a rag

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  • 2012-11-21 16:59
  • UD$3

Google it`s using Navteq for Google Maps, so it`s not better than Nokia.
And, who the hell says Nokia it`s out of money?

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  • 2012-11-21 16:58
  • 0UsK

Nokia maps or HERE is already in the first place. They are just planning to make 10 empty places behind them and put google on the 12th.

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  • 2012-11-21 16:57
  • 3TLI

There is a place here in Dublin, which is incorrect and hasn't been updated in more than 10 years. It's still outdated and incorrect.

The only redeeming feature of Nokia Maps is that they are offline, you can download countries or cities and use them offline. Other than that Google Maps totally blows away Nokia Maps.

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  • 2012-11-21 16:56
  • ppj7

Google maps sucks compared to Nokia maps

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  • 2012-11-21 16:55
  • 0@bk

Nokia maps sucks compared to google maps

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  • 2012-11-21 16:52
  • XuMV


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  • 2012-11-21 16:50
  • teXV

3D street view, that's coooool!

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  • 2012-11-21 16:48
  • 3TLI

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