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Nokia Opens Mapping API



Nokia has announced the release of the Ovi Maps Player API, a tool for embedding Ovi Maps into any compatible JavaScript-enabled website. This opens the Ovi Maps service and technology for third parties wishing to add contextual innovation to their websites

The latest version of Ovi Maps application on a user's device is enhanced through additional features and services, providing high-resolution satellite and terrain maps (both in 2D and 3D views) 3D landmarks for over 200 cities, rotation, tilting, night view, and fly-overs and fly-throughs. Ovi Maps also offers enriched POI information, as well as a weather service that provides 24 hour and 5-day forecasts. With Ovi Maps on the web, users can also search for addresses and POIs, find places and save them into Favorites, and organize them into Collections. Users can check the weather and preplan routes for walking or driving -- and then save them. Your places, collections and routes can also be synchronized over-the-air between Ovi Maps on your compatible mobile device and Ovi Maps on the web.

The Ovi Maps Beta on the web is accessible here.


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