Nokia’s New High Resolution Aerial Maps covering 90% global landmass coming to smartphones too #Satellite

| June 28, 2013 | 14 Replies


Nokia have announced that they’ve got some updated Aerial overhead maps that covers 90% of global landmass. The key thing is that this is said to be coming to smartphones too (hey Nokia Maps 3D :/).

It’s apparently starting with United States, Western Europe and South Africa, which make up 14 million of km2 of land area.


I think it’s selected by choosing ‘satellite’ view. This was one of my gripes in Here Maps (mobile) the satellite images were very patchy, either they were non-existent or you really couldn’t zoom in to overhead street detail at all.

I’m not quite sure what part of the UK is covered, e.g. Manchester. Not sure if that’s on the same level of detail I’ve come to expect (e.g. gMaps) but good enough to provide that overhead street view.


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  • mirco

    In my area it seems like Nokia is (finally) using the same image data as Bing maps. While those images seem to be taken by end of summer 2012, google maps still shows images from 2008/2009. Nice 🙂

  • NoSony,Lumia is the best!

    Amazing!!! Meanwhile Sony still sticking with its Google lost maps

  • Viipottaja

    Well, the aerial view of our house is for sure updated, hard to say how much sharper it is than the one before as I don’t have the direct comparison. But it does appear better.

    Keep going Nokia! 🙂

  • flyingbathtub

    now…Japan and Korea maps…

    • Otto

      Why? Nokia has had practically 0% market share in Japan and South Korea since… 2008?

      • flyingbathtub

        but people outside of Japan DOES travel to the above countries…

        when is maps most useful? in your hometown? really?? or when you’re travelling?

        • CyberAngel

          My cousins daughter went to Japan
          and did she use Nokia/Bing maps?

  • Mimi

    Well! Here maps shows a much closer and more detailed satellite pic of my office building than google maps now. The opposite was the case when I looked at is a year ago. Good, good!

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  • LaW

    Wow thats a cool castle, where is this castle at?

    • Seth

      It’s the Mont-Saint-Michel in Northern France, the second most visited place in France after the Eiffel tower. I just went there a few days ago, it’s very nice. Unique 🙂

  • Owami Gelemu

    Wow cool in my country South Africa we are always proud of Nokia even tough the advertising is poor.

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