Nokia City Scene, Streetview 3D on Nokia N9

| October 26, 2011 | 12 Replies

We are edging closer and closer to getting the full Nokia Maps 3D awesomeness on Mobiles.  Will we see it full tomorrow? (Otherwise, what was the point of the Maps event yesterday, focusing on the new cool 3D things?)

In this app, Nokia City Scene, you get Street View esque 3D views of locations, demoed here on the N9. If you remember from Nokia World 2010 however, there was already something like this on the N900.

This one’s a lot more slick though.

Explore cities in 3D with Nokia City Scene from Nokia Research Center. Click on buildings to browse their stores and services, or use search to jump to what you are looking for. Connect to your social networks to find friends’ check-ins or share locations. Now featuring about a dozen US cities with coverage expanding both in the US and to Europe.

The application combines:

  • NAVTEQ street imagery, 
  • building models and 
  • terrain data 

to create interactive panoramic street scenes. It uses building models to make buildings clickable, and to present information right on the building facade, so you can discover information just by browsing along a street.
You can use City Scene’s location aware search to jump directly to a panoramic view of the place you’re looking for, so you’ll recognize it when you go there. The application lists your friends’ Foursquare and Facebook check-ins so you can jump to where they’ve been. You can also share “postcards” of locations complete with street address (maybe suggesting a place to meet for coffee later). The Featured Cities list will grow automatically as NAVTEQ completes more drives.

We’d be really happy to hear your feedback about Nokia City Scene. If you’ve any comments or suggestions please visit our forum. Please check also theFrequently Asked Questions.

Cheers for the tip, Tiv!



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