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Deletion contested - Largest Mapping service for phones[edit]

  • Keep - This is the largest mapping service for mobile devices, and is up there, notability wise with Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps. If this was small service by a small company the deletion would've been valid. Not in this case. Proper references have also provided and this article is not selling/advertising any aspect of the Nokia Maps service. —IncidentFlux [ TalkBack | Contributions ] 18:38, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Keep, this is a bad speedy nomination. GregorB (talk) 19:08, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Note Sorry about the speedy, but this does seem promotional to me. --Clubmarx (talk) 19:38, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Keep - Not really promotional, just lacking in information. -- (talk) 14:36, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


“Ovi Maps is a free mapping product and service″... The application and maps are free, but the navigation feature is not, although at least some phones ship with a time-limited demo license. DES (talk) 11:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)


when was version 3,0 released? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:05, 30 November 2009 (UTC)


someone please also write about which models ovi maps is good on such as n95, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:41, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

As of April 2011, the 5230 (whose whole selling point was the free GPS) is no longer allowed to download Maps from Ovi, and Maps has disappeared from Nokia Beta Labs. I have doubts that a chart of supported models could shrink quickly enough. (talk) 02:19, 13 April 2011 (UTC)


In which countries does the navigation works? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:51, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

In 180 countries.France64160 (talk) 22:00, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

It is not fit for purpose in Spain, from personal experience last month, although previous comment to this effect was secretly censored.Drg40 (talk) 10:10, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Ovi maps.png Nominated for speedy Deletion[edit]

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Nokia Maps 3D does not use LiDAR[edit]

The article states that Nokia Maps 3D uses LiDAR to generate its 3D maps. However, Nokia Maps actually uses C3 Technology's 3D process, which does not use LiDAR but a proprietary process involving sophisticated image processing to produce the 3D models. Viewing Nokia Maps 3D and looking at the bottom of the screen should display "C3 Technologies". A quick Google search of "Nokia" and "C3" should also reveal this. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wizardjoewaffle (talkcontribs) 18:14, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Please see Nokia-sourced document, page #52:

HERE collects data in over 200 field offices, across 56 countries. We have hundreds of cars driving the roads every day. Our most advanced vehicles capture 700 000 data points per second with their 360-degree cameras and LiDAR. As a result, our large data factories make 2.7 million changes to the map every single day.

The acquisition of earthmine brings a new generation of equipment, but the LiDAR units are still in the field. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

3D Maps with iPad2[edit]

Can somebody explain to me how come I see 3D maps of most major US cities with my iPad2? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Delyan (talkcontribs) 03:17, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Are you sure you are not confusing 3D View with Street Level View? kashmiri 03:28, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
The cities that are available on in the browser are listed here. If you can find a source, that says that those cities are available on the iPad app, please go ahead and add it. Whether or not you can or can't find them on your own device is an insufficient criterion. --hydrox (talk) 04:02, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Kashmiri, no, I'm not confusing 3D with Street View. Hydrox, believe it or not Nokia site is NOT updated with their latest cities available in 3D. I go to Nokia maps on my iPad2 and I see most major US cities in 3D. That's why I kept adding the name of the cities, but somebody kept deleting them. And not only that but he called me an 'idiot'. I realize that probably Windows doesn't have the latest 3D maps, but iPad2 has them. Делян (talk) 12:46, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Still, it's WP:OR. An information can be included in this encyclopaedia only after it is confirmed by reliable sources. This is WP:NOT a technology blog. Sorry. kashmiri 14:56, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
It's not right to call anyone idiot here, as it's against the Wikipedia code of conduct. Experience has shown that when faced with such incidents it's best to keep calm, remind editors of proper conduct, and carry on.
Still, I can't find anything at all about 3D maps on Nokia HERE for iOS on the Internet. Their app description in Apple's App Store makes no mention about any 3D features either, and has only 2D screenshots. Though, Apple's own Maps for iOS and Google Earth for iOS do have 3D maps. Are you sure you're not confusing it with one of those? --hydrox (talk) 21:03, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion[edit]

Here Map Creator seems to contain information that fully belongs in this article as a function or subproduct of it's subject. I propose that Here Map Creator somehow be merged into Here (Nokia). Steel1943 (talk) 13:50, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Merge Not substantial enough article on its own compared to Google Map Maker, a similar extension to Google Maps. I think it would be easier for readers to discover this content as a part of the Here (Nokia) article. --hydrox (talk) 13:59, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  • HERE is a business unit that is much broader function than HERE Map Creator, which is a single piece of software among hundreds owned by HERE. HERE provides in-car navigation systems with map data; they provide Maps for Yahoo Maps, Amazon Kindle, Bing Maps; they have apps in every major mobile phone platform. Map Creator is just one interface into the map data. While it is certainly related, this would be tantamount to classifying everything Google does under the Google page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:03, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I suggest that HERE be merged with NAVTEQ - They are the same company, only under a different name. talk — Preceding undated comment added 18:31, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Merge I was going through the various HERE offerings, and it seems HERE MapCreator is one of the offerings provided by HERE. So that should be a part of this article itself. Vishal0soni (talk) 13:07, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Merge Not enough primary sources for the Here app, and most of the app info is already in the Here (company) article anyway.Timtempleton (talk) 20:41, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

It really does read like an advertisement[edit]

I'm not saying the references aren't valid or anything, but it really does read like an ad. I think some rewording is in order to try to bring it back to a neutral point of view. 2601:8:8080:12B:89AA:951C:DDA9:E9E2 (talk) 01:32, 25 February 2015 (UTC)


HERE Maps has been acquired by a consortium of German automobile corporations, after the acquisition is complete the HERE Maps article can't be named "Here (Nokia)" anymore, I suggest a move to a new name, any ideas? -- (talk) 11:24, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

I suggest "Here (company)". Like Bic (company)--P.G.Antolinos (talk) 15:35, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
I second the future move to "Here (company)" it makes the most sense as it'll most likely become a limited liability company shared between the consortium of German automakers.
--Hoang the Hoangest (talk) 01:53, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Name capitalisation[edit]

Per WP:MOSTM the name 'HERE' should be written 'Here' on Wikipedia, unless 'HERE' is an acronym. Wikipedia does not use all-capitals or all-lowercase just because the company concerned choose to. (talk) 10:44, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Was it "HERE" before? As of 2016 I can only see that the official logo spells it "here". So I think the article, and particularly the phrase "(styled as HERE)" in the lede, need a workover in that respect. --BjKa (talk) 21:21, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Right now, the company website ( ) consistently uses "HERE" when referring to the company. It's true that the logo spells it "here" - we'd have to ask their marketing department about that inconsistency. Sebastian (talk) 08:38, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Merge proposal of app article[edit]

I am proposing HERE (app) to be merged into the company article. I don't feel like it should have a seperate article, and I believe it would fit good in the company article, particularly after its sale from Nokia. Give your opinions on Talk:HERE (app)#Merge proposal of app article. --G&CP (talk) 22:28, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

(I am a HERE employee) The company and the app should remain separate. Most of the company's business is providing map data for vehicle navigation systems, both in-dash and portable units. HERE's largest customers are automobile companies, navigation device companies, and OEMs who make navigation-related products for automobile companies. The HERE "app" is a free consumer-focused product for smartphones (Android and iOS), which accesses that same data. Mlweiland (talk) 19:44, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

About use of OpenStreetMap...[edit]

There are some indication aobout HERE's reuse of openstreetmap information? --Krauss (talk) 13:12, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

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Talk censorship[edit]

Why is this page subject to secret and unrecorded censorship presumably by the manufacturer? Should it not be labelled as a marketing puff of little factual value? (talk) 10:06, 9 April 2017 (UTC)