Nokia unveils new mapping technology

21/05/2009

Nokia Unveils New Mapping Technology

The latest phones from Nokia could soon be equipped with the manufacturer's new mapping technology.

It was announced this week the Finnish firm would boost its Ovi Maps technology with a new version of the platform that promises enhanced services such as vector-graphics and improved compatibility.

Nokia claim the mapping system will now be able to synchronise more effectively with location-based content and travel websites to provide more social networking opportunities.

Michael Halbherr, vice-president of social location services at Nokia, said the new version of the system includes the Ovi Maps Player API - which is a simple tool that can be used by site operators.

"This is the first step toward an ecosystem where developers can access Nokia's unique contextual assets, such as location, to create mobile applications that will redefine how we use our mobile devices," he explained.

Nokia's upcoming N97 is equipped with a host of geographically-based features.

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