GLOBAL – Have you heard that Nokia Maps now has the world’s largest coverage of maps? Did you know that Nokia Maps have seamless access to maps in over 180 countries? And turn-by-turn navigation in close to 100 countries? It’s true, and we’re not done yet! Our production experts on the Nokia Maps content team (NAVTEQ) continue to work hard on creating a truly global map so that you will feel like a local, wherever you are.
Many of you have shown deep interest in working with us to build maps, and have been demanding to be made part of the map-making process. Now, in response to that demand, here’s YOUR chance to help fill those remaining gaps in our maps! :)
We’ve just launched Nokia Map Creator, a fun tool on maps.nokia.com that literally lets YOU map out your local neighbourhood! You can also use Map Creator to make small edits and additions to existing maps. The tool is super simple to use. The best thing about it is that your work will be visible to all maps.nokia.com users—immediately! Your Map Creator content will also be shared via regular map-data updates for Nokia Maps on mobile and web, after NAVTEQ validation checks.
Our initial focus with Map Creator is to get more information on previously unmapped countries including: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Angola, Burundi, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada. But the list of countries will continue growing over the coming months. In those parts of the world, your work will complement and help speed up the continuous work of our dedicated Nokia Maps team.
Map Creator already lets you draw streets and footpaths. You can also name new streets and add key information such as driving directions, vehicle type characteristics or paving type. But that’s just the start! You will soon also be able to add even more types of map content such as parks, forests, lakes and rivers. In short, all the types of content you are familiar with seeing in Nokia Maps!