1. raker's Avatar
    I have downloaded offline maps in my Lumia. In HERE Maps and Maps app both show the same maps.

    In here maps there is a watermark of here maps.
    But in maps app there is no mention as such.


    So I am using Bing maps or Here maps in my phone ?
    03-11-2015 11:10 PM
  2. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    I have downloaded offline maps in my Lumia. In HERE Maps and Maps app both show the same maps.

    In here maps there is a watermark of here maps.
    But in maps app there is no mention as such.


    So I am using Bing maps or Here maps in my phone ?
    Maps is the default app for maps on your device if you downloaded offline maps, you can access it both through the default maps app or here maps! Both offer the same funcionality however here maps are more improved accuracy and has extra features such as life sight which scores over the default one ! So the app which you open is the one you are using as simple as that, the downloaded map is being accessed by both here and the default one.!
    03-11-2015 11:20 PM
  3. raker's Avatar
    Maps is the default app for maps on your device if you downloaded offline maps, you can access it both through the default maps app or here maps! Both offer the same funcionality however here maps are more improved accuracy and has extra features such as life sight which scores over the default one ! So the app which you open is the one you are using as simple as that, the downloaded map is being accessed by both here and the default one.!
    So which maps are those downloaded ? Bing maps or here maps ?
    03-11-2015 11:22 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    So which maps are those downloaded ? Bing maps or here maps ?
    Bing maps uses Here maps so it's Here maps
    raker likes this.
    03-11-2015 11:36 PM
  5. raker's Avatar
    Aren't both different mapping services ?
    One is of Microsoft and one is of Nokia ?

    Microsoft didn't purchase here maps :/
    03-11-2015 11:41 PM
  6. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Bing maps uses Here maps so it's Here maps
    I don't think so... I don't use here maps! Still I can access my maps apps and downloaded maps...
    03-11-2015 11:44 PM
  7. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Aren't both different mapping services ?
    One is of Microsoft and one is of Nokia ?

    Microsoft didn't purchase here maps :/
    Yea they are different mapping services ! Previously here maps was available only on Lumia models and not on other devices such as HTC windows phones etc.
    03-11-2015 11:46 PM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    I don't think so... I don't use here maps! Still I can access my maps apps and downloaded maps...


    Bing uses Here maps technology, similar to how Garmin does and mostly other companies too.
    03-11-2015 11:46 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    Aren't both different mapping services ?
    One is of Microsoft and one is of Nokia ?

    Microsoft didn't purchase here maps :/


    Here is still owned by Nokia, MS started off with Bing maps but sometime with the release of 8 or 8.1 (can't remember but there was an announcement) MS decided to move completely to use maps as their default mapping technology. Here maps and the default Maps app are two different apps accessing the same maps.
    03-11-2015 11:51 PM
  10. raker's Avatar
    Both look different on their respective websites :/
    03-11-2015 11:54 PM
  11. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Both look different on their respective websites :/
    What he is trying to explain is the technology is the same...the map rendering engine is the same technology, looks may be different as each companies customise their mapping sdks and give them different looks!
    03-12-2015 12:02 AM
  12. raker's Avatar
    But in Lumia looks are same :/
    03-12-2015 12:12 AM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Both look different on their respective websites :/


    Its more about geolocation. Bing maps use Here mapping technology for traffic and geo location searches. The maps are provided by Bing but when you search for an address or for navigation, Here provides the routing using its data which includes realtime traffic and location updates. Its more of a hybrid model. Look it up online how Here works with GPS providers like Garmin with their geolocation mapping services.
    Kaushik Banerjee and raker like this.
    03-12-2015 12:12 AM

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