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  1. Mosov's Avatar
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    So my biggest problem with the windows phone is nokia maps. I always liked Google Maps more.

    Why doesn't Nokia Maps have firstly detailed enough on public transportation? Why doesn't it have info about restaurants? For example in Google Maps you can click on a given place (labelled) and it gives you the phone number, description, and some reviews.
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    Because Nokia Maps are not as well known as googles.
    Those labels showing places are added by local owners, if noone heard about nokia maps then noone added their buisness there. You have however lens which show a lot of places on the map.
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    See what I don't understand is how is Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps not better than google nav and maps. Before Nokia Drive and Maps it was with Ovi Maps and Nokia devices such as the N95 had built in maps and nav, way before the "smartphone era".
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    It's a big handicap. But why isn't transportation showing up, and why isn't Nokia Maps integrated with the Nokia transportation app? I don't understand why people praise Nokia maps, even Bing maps is better.
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    By transport are you referring to this? If so, Nokia Maps on my L920 loads public transport just fine (Toronto, Canada)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilzkh View Post
    By transport are you referring to this? If so, Nokia Maps on my L920 loads public transport just fine (Toronto, Canada)

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    for example, in google maps, you can click on the bus station icon in the map and it gives you a list of the bus numbers that stop there and the times. Nokia maps doesn't do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosov View Post
    for example, in google maps, you can click on the bus station icon in the map and it gives you a list of the bus numbers that stop there and the times. Nokia maps doesn't do this.
    The simple reality is that there are more people using google maps which means there is more information being fed into them. At this rate, google maps gets further ahead of Nokia Maps every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider2040 View Post
    The simple reality is that there are more people using google maps which means there is more information being fed into them. At this rate, google maps gets further ahead of Nokia Maps every day.
    so what's the point of promoting Nokia Maps? The whole point of maps is information. Why would anyone pick a map system with the lesser of information....?
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    I still can't believe that Nokia maps was touted as an advantage. I feel like I was lied to. Both the database and the ui are so far behind google that there is no comparison.
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    On my L920 maps are showing up upside down, north is south, and east is on the left. The state of Massachusetts is literally azz backwards. And my location is off by a mile.

    Also, 'fastest time' for 90% of routes I tried programming were minutes slower than shorter and efficient routes.

    This shouldn't even be available as Beta yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morq View Post
    Because Nokia Maps are not as well known as googles.
    Those labels showing places are added by local owners, if noone heard about nokia maps then noone added their buisness there. You have however lens which show a lot of places on the map.
    This is the answer.

    The database needs populating. It's not going to do it its self..
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    and how long will it take to fill that database to the level of google? Maybe years? Though it's not very hard to have the bus icons display the bus schedules like in google maps.

    I like Window 8 Phone....the only thing is the maps. If Google can make a maps app for windows phone, then it will be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosov View Post
    and how long will it take to fill that database to the level of google? Maybe years? Though it's not very hard to have the bus icons display the bus schedules like in google maps.

    I like Window 8 Phone....the only thing is the maps. If Google can make a maps app for windows phone, then it will be perfect.
    That won't happen.

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