Not such a long time ago, however, we also used to browse atlases, follow roads with our fingers and stop to read the names of exotic cities we wanted to visit. Today we are bringing back that thirst for exploration on maps.nokia.com. Just hover with your mouse on the map and you will see it coming alive and giving you more possibilities to interact: you now get a useful overview of what kind of additional information we have in a specific city to enrich the pure mapping experience.
I like the idea of highlighting what is available for different areas, but found getting the panel to activate quite difficult - but then I am not very familiar with the interface.
In other Nokia news, location services is getting further investment.
Nokia's location-based platform is expected to be another principal area of investment as Nokia plans to differentiate its portfolio of Lumia smartphones with leading location-based services including navigation and visual search applications such as the recently announced Nokia City Lens. Additionally, the company plans to extend its mapping technology to multiple industries to strengthen the platform and generate new revenue.