Nokia HERE Maps for Windows Phone updated with better 3D landmarks and more

Nokia has just announced an update for its HERE maps feature for Windows Phone that add some extra details, along with better quality 3D visuals of some major landmarks.

In order to get the update, Windows Phone owners have to go to the Settings menu, then tap "applications", then "maps" and finally "check for updates." Nokia says that the new version offers "better quality textures to important 3D landmarks, with more detail on offer for the more famous locations."

The update also adds "point address rendering" for many more countries, with Nokia saying, " ... you can browse the map and see at-a-glance where addresses and buildings are on along the streets. A visual representation of exact addresses makes it a lot easier to find your destination, so good news." The list of countries with this HERE maps feature include France, South Africa, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Baltics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Israel, Kazakhstan and Puerto Rico.

Finally, the map for the island nation of Mauritius has been overhauled in this new update, with Nokia saying, "Island shapes and rough street coverage has now been upgraded to a detailed coastline and comprehensive street network coverage, making it far easier to plan your holiday and explore the likes of Port Louis using your Windows Phone."

What do you think of this new Nokia HERE map update?

Source: Nokia

John Callaham