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Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney Mon, Apr 27

Ovi Maps

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Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney Mon, Apr 27

Ovi Mapsis now not only bundled on more phones than you can shake a stick at it’s walk and drive navigation is now completely gratis. Fresh with the new version on Ovi Maps you’ll get shown the way from A to B sprinkled with 3D landmarks, voice guidance and pedestrian routes.

And the way it works couldn’t be simpler. Once you’ve got this latest version of Ovi Maps installed on your Nokia smartphone, you’ll be faced with free instant worldwide access to top quality pedestrian and in-car navigation. It’s all in there with no hidden costs or surprises, meaning you get unlimited access to free sat-nav for the entire lifetime of your device. When you’re sat in the driver’s seat you’ll receive turn-by-turn voice guidance with smart features including lane guidance, traffic info (in over 10 countries), as well as safety camera and speed warnings. Likewise, on-foot you’ll receive clever guidance that exploits shortcuts through parks and pedestrian-only spots for over 100 cities worldwide. This is bolstered by over 6,000 3D landmarks in over 200 cities to make it even easier to recognize where you are and where you need to be.

What they say

 

“Nokia is taking the dramatic step of making its satellite navigation software free to current and future owners of its smartphones”

Richard Wray, The Guardian


If you only do one thing

Find your way around. Few satnavs have pedestrian-friendly directions, and taking their advice risks wandering through less than salubrious areas, or going the long way round. With efficient maps for over 180 countries and easy to use interface and instant access you’ll never face the embarrassment of being lost again.

If you only do one thing Find your way around. Few satnavs have pedestrian-friendly directions, and taking their advice risks wandering through less than salubrious areas, or going the long way round. With efficient maps for over 180 countries and easy to use interface and instant access you’ll never face the embarrassment of being lost again.

 

Miscellany

  • GPS was invented by the American Military. Until the year 2000 civilian usage had its accuracy worsened, but now both military and public GPS is accurate down to 20 meters. – Ezine


  • Ovi Maps uses GPS to work its navigational witchcraft. But did you know… GPS was invented by the American Military. Until the year 2000 civilian usage had its accuracy worsened, but now both military and public GPS is accurate down to 20 meters. – Ezine
  • Europe has its own GPS system in the works, called the Galileo project. It will be more accurate, down to one meter, but work did not begin on the satellites until April 2008. – Galileo project
  • You can find hidden treasure with GPS. Sort of. Geocaching hobbyists challenge each other to find hidden ‘caches’ dotted all over the world – Geocaching.com
  • The world’s first phone to combine GPS technology with a digital compass, The Navigator, was the work of Nokia. – The Times
  • Nokia is working on an indoor version of GPS, helping find meeting rooms in office buildings or particular shops in a mall – Nokia Conversations
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