02-05-2014 06:12 PM
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  1. anzi's Avatar
    Coming from android, and as a bicyclist I really miss Google Maps. At least in Finland Here Maps only has data of walking lanes that are next to driving lanes. Where Google maps seem to have every little path. For car navigation it's fine.
    02-02-2014 02:37 AM
  2. taymur's Avatar
    A couple of days ago I noticed that here maps gave me the internal map of a mall in long island - new York detailing elevaitors, stairs, restrooms etc. with the ability to choose floors!

    That was insane as I was look for a Microsoft store, found it, EXACTLY where it is INSIDE the mall!!!!! that's really insane! TBH
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    02-02-2014 03:20 AM
  3. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Yes the maps are good
    02-02-2014 03:22 AM
  4. Jarip's Avatar
    A couple of days ago I noticed that here maps gave me the internal map of a mall in long island - new York detailing elevaitors, stairs, restrooms etc. with the ability to choose floors!

    That was insane as I was look for a Microsoft store, found it, EXACTLY where it is INSIDE the mall!!!!! that's really insane! TBH
    Yeah, I saw it too ... it is a nice help for big malls
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    02-02-2014 03:34 AM
  5. CGA1's Avatar
    i was in spain on holiday over xmas. having been used to google maps for the past few years on my previous droid phones, i was unsure just how i'd get on with here maps on my 920 but i can never see myself going back to gmaps now. i'll list my loves below

    the offline feature is superb. this really is underated. much better than the caching thingy gmaps has.
    walking navigation w/ compass is fantastic
    fast accurate gps tracking
    sync your content on a web browser HERE - City and Country Maps - Driving Directions - Satellite Views - Routes with your phone eg collections
    navigation is very clear and easily readable
    livesight integration to see what is around you
    Great, didn't know about this, thanks for the heads up.
    02-02-2014 03:35 AM
  6. Sakitumi's Avatar
    Answer: Yes. I never got stuck or lost while on my motor bike from Bucharest, Romania to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. I've passed and driven through a lot of remote areas and never had any problems finding my route.
    02-02-2014 07:53 AM
  7. Byrese's Avatar
    A couple of days ago I noticed that here maps gave me the internal map of a mall in long island - new York detailing elevaitors, stairs, restrooms etc. with the ability to choose floors!

    That was insane as I was look for a Microsoft store, found it, EXACTLY where it is INSIDE the mall!!!!! that's really insane! TBH
    Where is this feature?
    02-02-2014 10:21 AM
  8. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    Its just there integrated in maps. This feature has been around since quite sometime. What was more amazing was that it works for some select malls in India as well. Mind you, only registered shops are shown. Which in a big mall is almost all shops.
    02-02-2014 11:16 AM
  9. Jarip's Avatar
    Where is this feature?
    Just try by searching some local mall ... then zoom in and you can start to see the names of shops ... and hold you finger on that mall, so the floors will pop up on a right side (then you can chose a floor, some you are looking) ....
    02-02-2014 11:20 AM
  10. MDak280's Avatar
    It really depends on where you are. I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the US and HERE works flawlessly offline (except it needs to go online if you want traffic updates, but I never use that). It's very accurate and it's free, so I really love HERE Maps!
    02-02-2014 11:27 AM
  11. androidtoWM's Avatar
    Never had any issues with the Maps/Navigation here in USA. I depended on the offline Here Maps while I was in Europe and always gave me the correct directions.
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    02-02-2014 12:32 PM
  12. genuine555's Avatar
    Also in the Netherlands and Belgium I can confirm they really are excellent.

    I don't even use my old car nav anymore. Prefer Nokia. Very accurate, very detailed, and if you are online you have the traffic and speed signs aswel.

    As answer to OP's question, very simply : "yes"
    02-02-2014 04:36 PM
  13. mtalinm's Avatar
    I miss Google maps since switching from android
    02-02-2014 05:02 PM
  14. dougplanet's Avatar
    My experience in Canada, mainly Toronto and the surrounding area, is that Here is on par with Google Maps, and better than Apple Maps. When in a car with friends, we like to test the navigation, and we all have different platforms. It's more or less a wash. Oddly, on multiple occasions, Apple maps would tell us to turn the wrong way only on the last turn, even though it displayed the proper direction on screen, though the last time was a while ago.

    In Here maps mall navigation, the Microsoft Store in Yorkdale doesn't appear, which is weird.
    02-02-2014 07:26 PM
  15. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    HERE Drive+ has been great on Long Island - have only experienced two hiccups, once in Patchogue and once near LaGuardia airport. The GPS interface needs voice input and the same predictive typing results as Maps though. Overall I think you'll be pleased.
    02-02-2014 08:17 PM
  16. shoelesself's Avatar
    The maps are good. Just a bit bummed as I'll be heading to Japan for a holiday soon and I just realised the maps aren't available for that country.
    02-03-2014 04:32 AM
  17. genuine555's Avatar
    I miss Google maps since switching from android
    WP has gMaps you know...

    Even has a payed version :
    gMaps Pro | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    ...and a free version :
    gMaps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Don't know if it's as good as the android version though.


    Also, something few ppl are aware of, there is another app, called gMaps+ :
    GMaps+ | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    And this is a VERY neat app, because it layers Google Maps functionality directly ON TOP of Nokia HERE Drive and HERE Maps.
    I've been using it for a month and can't do without anymore. AND it is completely FREE.

    I don't even use gMaps Pro anymore which I bought last year.

    I think you will love it, mtalinm.
    02-04-2014 07:23 PM
  18. stalemate1's Avatar
    Has anyone tried co-pilot offline navigation free ?

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-za/st...b-97c44b49a20c
    Last edited by stalemate1; 02-05-2014 at 12:58 AM.
    02-05-2014 12:43 AM
  19. stalemate1's Avatar
    WP has gMaps you know...

    Even has a payed version :
    gMaps Pro | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    ...and a free version :
    gMaps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Don't know if it's as good as the android version though.


    Also, something few ppl are aware of, there is another app, called gMaps+ :
    GMaps+ | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    And this is a VERY neat app, because it layers Google Maps functionality directly ON TOP of Nokia HERE Drive and HERE Maps.
    I've been using it for a month and can't do without anymore. AND it is completely FREE.

    I don't even use gMaps Pro anymore which I bought last year.

    I think you will love it, mtalinm.
    Out of all those gmaps apps you have listed, which one do you recommend most if complete offline navigation and functionality (eg can I search offline) is a must have ?
    02-05-2014 12:50 AM
  20. Ixia's Avatar
    I loved it on my N8, but have been let down a few times since buying my 1020 (I'm in the UK). Telling me I'd reached my destination in the middle of a motorway. Another time trying to send me for miles down country lanes to the next motorway junction, when the nearest junction was a mile away. Sometimes it struggles to orientate when setting off. The lane needed isn't always clear on motorways where there's a lot of lane merging. It has crashed a couple of times in the middle of a journey, which is a nightmare if there's nowhere to pull over. I now don't completely trust it, whereas I did on my N8.
    02-05-2014 01:30 AM
  21. jwinch2's Avatar
    I loved it on my N8, but have been let down a few times since buying my 1020 (I'm in the UK). Telling me I'd reached my destination in the middle of a motorway. Another time trying to send me for miles down country lanes to the next motorway junction, when the nearest junction was a mile away. Sometimes it struggles to orientate when setting off. The lane needed isn't always clear on motorways where there's a lot of lane merging. It has crashed a couple of times in the middle of a journey, which is a nightmare if there's nowhere to pull over. I now don't completely trust it, whereas I did on my N8.
    Sounds pretty similar to the problems I have had with it, and why I switched.
    02-05-2014 05:35 PM
  22. msweig's Avatar
    I've used Here and gMaps (which I believe pulls data from Google).
    When it comes to searching for stuff neither has been perfect, and I can't really say one is better than the other in that regard.
    Traffic data sucks on Here compared to gMaps, which is much more detailed.
    But, I just downloaded gMaps+, and it looks like it it has the downloaded maps, but the better traffic info from google :)
    For reference I'm in Houston, TX
    02-05-2014 06:12 PM
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