Ovi Maps News
Ovi Maps News
Nokia have released/updated some Ovi Apps Products
Of Mapping interest there are:
Developers that register for the programme will have access to the following:
- Ovi Maps Player API – Bringing maps to mobile and web applications effortlessly. The API is powered by NAVTEQ and features more than 180 country maps, location-based search, and detailed place information. Other features include vector-based maps that give a range of views, including: map, terrain and 3D modes for dynamic map mash-ups. The Ovi Maps Player API for the web was introduced earlier this year.
- Ovi Navigation Player API - Allowing developers to bring Nokia’s industry-leading walk and drive navigation features to their applications, including: pedestrian navigation, turn-by-turn car navigation, and route planning. Developers can deliver applications that get consumers exactly where they want to go.
Ovi Maps Player Example
"Introducing Maps Player - the brand-new, easy-to-use API for Ovi Maps. Maps Player makes it simple to integrate rich Ovi Maps functionality into your website, turning it into a personalised, contextual and compelling experience. "
here is one example
Unlike other Mapping API's available - [Nokia] Ovi Maps Player API gives developers access to their Point's of Interest (currently 3 million) Database.
POI Categories are:
"AMUSEMENT_PARK", "BARS_CAFES", "BAR_DISCO",
"BEACH", "CAMPING", "CAR_DEALER",
"CAR_REPAIR", "CASH_DISPENSER", "CASINO",
"CINEMA", "COMPANY", "CONCERT_HALL",
"CULTURAL_CENTRE", "EDUCATION", "EXHIBITION_CENTRE",
"GOLF_COURSE", "HOLIDAY_PARK", "HOTEL",
"LIBRARY", "MUSEUM", "OPERA",
"PARKING", "PARKING_AREA", "PARKING_GARAGE",
"PARK_RECREATION", "PETROL_STATION", "PHARMACY",
"PLACE_OF_WORSHIP", "POST_OFFICE", "RENT_A_CAR_FACILITY",
"RESTAURANT", "REST_AREA", "SHOP",
"SHOPPING_CENTRE", "SPORT_OUTDOOR", "STADIUM",
"THEATRE", "TOURIST_ATTRACTION", "TOURIST_INFORMATION_CENTRE",
Note: you cannot copy & paste the source code unless you have signed up to Ovi Maps Player API (beta) and have recieved 2 api keys from Nokia for specific domains
** For 3D view an Ovi Map Plugin is required and you will require a restart of you web browser.
More Information Link:Ovi Navigation API
Ovi Navigation API - Drive, Walk & Cycle 'turn-by-turn' directions
Advanced vector maps allow routes matched to the needs of drivers and pedestrians – even when your users are offline.
Developers will be able to use simple, high-level interfaces to leverage turn-by-turn Walk and Drive navigation, with voice guidance in over 20 languages
Users are tired of seeing car routes recycled as "pedestrian". Give them a real Walk experience, with custom map display and enhanced DiscoverCities Navteq data.Quick links: