Seems like someone has been listening to Jays Rants about the lack of Nokia Advertising, sure it’s not on a huge scale but taken on “other opponents” claims is a nice step forward. Nokia Conversations just published this pretty infographic (see above) that details the distribution of the 4605 indoor venues that are currently available on nokia maps.
To date, we have mapped 4605 venues – shopping malls, retail stores, airports, and transit hubs – in 38 countries with more being added every month. This is over a 2000% increase in just 16 months. Wait until you see what happens in the next 16 months.
Nokia even went as far as calling out the lousy 2D maps that competitors provide (in only 5 countries) tooting their own maps that carry loads of details including end to end Experience, with ATMs, Escalators, Floor Levels, Restrooms and much more.
While other providers claim to have powerful indoor map offerings with a large number of venues mapped, Destination Maps are not just the average 2D floor plans that can be viewed on a device. Our indoor map content enables a full end-to-end experience, making the exploration and discovery of indoor places more realistic. Further, Destination Maps include a wealth of interior map attributes, like escalators, floor levels, ATMS and restrooms. Including these important points allows for more advanced and accurate guidance and routing.
Why is this the first I hear of Nokia’s indoor maps? I never knew they existed for offline usage/Mobile usage (as in not the PC browser); but apparently they’re already integrated into Bing search as well.