Nokia Maps 3D picks up Cape Town, Melbourne and Sydney (+Heat Maps)

| July 20, 2011 | 27 Replies


Yesterday we saw Ovi Maps become Nokia Maps again and we mentioned that all Ovi Maps stuff redirects to Maps.Nokia.Com, even 3D.

Now, I checked out Sydney but didn’t realise they were new, along with Cape Town and Melbourne. Cheers Taz for the pointer.

We’ve loved Nokia’s 3D Maps since it was released in April and it’s still pretty awesome. I hope we see even more cities and eventually, 3D Maps on Mobile (no not those blocky 3D structures)


Oh and Nokia Maps has something called “Heat Maps” now.

You can read about this at Nokia Conversations. It has limited areas where it actually works.

Currently working at: Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Austin, Bangalore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Budapest, Calcutta, Canberra, Cape Town, Chengdu, Chennai, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Naples, New Delhi, New Orleans, New York, Paris, Portland, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, San Paolo, Santiago de Chile, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C.

I tried it out over London.















You either choose if you want to go shopping, find some place to eat, explore night life or see the sights. Like heat vision, the hottest areas would be the most popular places people go.

Red areas show the hot spots. Here’s shopping places. Now this is pretty useful if you’re visiting a new city. It’ll help you book maybe where you’d like to stay. Do you want to be at all the hot spots? Or do you want to have some distance from all the heat? It’ll help I guess, plan the day too. Do you want to check out where the best place is to go shopping? Go some where where all the shops are. Find the best areas later on to have wide range of places to eat. See where all the sights are and then find all the best clubs/bars at night. No need to actually search for particular things, just see what’s hot where.

You can also apparently book hotels and review such hotels.

Satellite view still leaves something to be desired.


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