09-12-2014 04:16 PM
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  1. Romer Reyes's Avatar
    Or maybe they should give us an option what maps to use.

    I want HERE Maps because it has more stuffs and it knows local places unlike the built in one :(
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    04-16-2014 07:50 AM
  2. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    HERE maps is the built in one. Unless you aren't using a Nokia phone, in which case, you will have to wait as they probably will do this in the future. I have no idea why someone would not have chosen Nokia as their Windows Phone.
    04-16-2014 08:12 AM
  3. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    The built in maps that cortana uses have more places and the locations are accurate. Here maps isn't great for finding places in my area. I'd prefer it the way it is right now. It probably varies from region to region, here maps rarely finds accurate locations for points of interests for me
    04-16-2014 08:20 AM
  4. thekeeblerelf's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 928 on Verizon, and the 8.1 update included Microsoft's Maps application. Cortana defaults to use this application, rather than the HERE maps. I'm only really bothered by the redundancy, but the option to choose would be nice.
    04-16-2014 08:45 AM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    HERE maps is the built in one. Unless you aren't using a Nokia phone, in which case, you will have to wait as they probably will do this in the future. I have no idea why someone would not have chosen Nokia as their Windows Phone.
    Not true. In 8.1, Here Maps is not the built-in app. Who knows if that'll change with the Nokia firmware update or not.
    04-16-2014 08:46 AM
  6. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Isn't Microsoft Maps built off of the HERE tech? Either way, once the merger is complete & they stop acting as separate companies I expect it all to be the same
    04-16-2014 08:48 AM
  7. Jas00555's Avatar
    They can't do that since they're buying Nokia. They can't show any favoritism to Nokia at all during the acquisition otherwise they could get in legal trouble. Allowing any maps app to work would be a pretty good idea though.
    04-16-2014 08:49 AM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    Isn't Microsoft Maps built off of the HERE tech? Either way, once the merger is complete & they stop acting as separate companies I expect it all to be the same
    The map data is licensed from Here. The apps themselves both render differently. I actually prefer the 8.1 built-in maps now myself.
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    04-16-2014 08:52 AM
  9. GB330033's Avatar
    Isn't Microsoft Maps built off of the HERE tech? Either way, once the merger is complete & they stop acting as separate companies I expect it all to be the same
    Microsoft is only buying Nokia's hardware division. The HERE division will still operate independently (Though Microsoft is licensing HERE stuff for at least 4 years) along with the infrastructure division. That means the native Maps and HERE Maps will continue to be individual apps, but they'll use the same data.

    Part of the reason this preview is out in the wild is for developers (Like Nokia's HERE division) to work on integrating their apps with new features. I suspect there are probably API hooks that can be used in apps to tie into Cortana, we just haven't seen anything other than the native apps use them.
    04-16-2014 08:57 AM
  10. Suspekt's Avatar
    Isn't Microsoft Maps built off of the HERE tech? Either way, once the merger is complete & they stop acting as separate companies I expect it all to be the same
    Microsoft didn't buy the HERE part of Nokia's business
    04-16-2014 09:06 AM
  11. kk77's Avatar
    With 8.1 there is a way to select the default Map application. Have you tried that?

    Go to Settings --> Applications --> Maps and there if you scroll all the way down, you will find option to change the "Default voice navigation app"
    04-16-2014 09:22 AM
  12. jhoff80's Avatar
    With 8.1 there is a way to select the default Map application. Have you tried that?

    Go to Settings --> Applications --> Maps and there if you scroll all the way down, you will find option to change the "Default voice navigation app"
    Voice navigation app is different from mapping app though. The former works for queries like "Drive to" or "Navigate to". The latter is for things like "Where am I" or (potentially - though it hasn't done this for me) "where is".
    04-16-2014 09:52 AM
  13. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I actually uninstalled the HERE maps because I prefer the new maps app. But it would be nice if people had the option.
    04-16-2014 12:19 PM
  14. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Ahh I didn't realize that Microsoft added their own mapping app. It's basically here maps with a new name.
    04-16-2014 01:41 PM
  15. leops1984's Avatar
    Outside of the US there is a huge gap in the data available to the default Maps app and HERE. In the Philippines, HERE is reasonably filled out; the built-in app has roads... and that's about it. No points of interest at all, so many of Cortana's best features are non-existent.
    04-16-2014 01:57 PM
  16. JamesDax's Avatar
    I would like to see integration of Here Transit as well.
    04-16-2014 02:11 PM
  17. tk-093's Avatar
    Hope there is at least a choice.
    04-16-2014 02:32 PM
  18. Romer Reyes's Avatar
    Outside of the US there is a huge gap in the data available to the default Maps app and HERE. In the Philippines, HERE is reasonably filled out; the built-in app has roads... and that's about it. No points of interest at all, so many of Cortana's best features are non-existent.
    This is what I'm saying! Haha. I'm from the PH too
    04-16-2014 04:48 PM
  19. cdesportnut's Avatar
    How do I set current location to favorites. I work on a campus with many buildings and have multiple locations I frequently go to that don't have an exact address. Example: The gym on my campus is in a specific location, and I want to remind me of something when I get to gym (location)
    04-16-2014 07:51 PM
  20. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    The question should be she needs to be tied to the maps app better. What I mean by this is here maps knows my exact location IE address I'm at, Cortana when I ask my location no matter if I'm home work or at a Starbucks she always comes back with "some street Gainesville 32607"
    04-16-2014 07:58 PM
  21. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    HERE maps will be phased out soon mate when MS completes the buyout. The new MS maps IS here maps so don't worry about it for now. There will be plenty more updates soon as I think MS is getting very heavy on the mobile market and it shows. Loads of my mates now have windows phones.
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    04-17-2014 03:35 PM
  22. Talderon's Avatar
    HERE maps will be phased out soon mate when MS completes the buyout. The new MS maps IS here maps so don't worry about it for now. There will be plenty more updates soon as I think MS is getting very heavy on the mobile market and it shows. Loads of my mates now have windows phones.
    Completely Inaccurate.

    Microsoft bought the Nokia Handset Devices and Hardware Division. This did NOT include ANY of the HERE products. NONE.

    There are MANY facets to Nokia other than their phones and tablets. They have networking hardware/software, the HERE apps and more.

    Here Maps is COMPLETELY different. When you search Maps from many devices and services, you are presented with Map Tiles that belong to one of a few companies. Google being one and Nokia being another. If you use Google Maps and for a while Apple Maps on the iPhone, those tiles were all sourced from Google.

    Bing Maps uses tiles supplied by Nokia, as well as Yahoo and a some others.

    The HERE applications and the Microsoft applications are completely separate even though they use the same source. Microsoft won't phase out Nokia HERE Maps or any other HERE application because we do not own them.

    As for the Cortana integration, it's up to Nokia HERE to do that, not MS.

    Hope this clears a few things up!
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    06-24-2014 01:35 AM
  23. Guzzler3's Avatar
    As for the Cortana integration, it's up to Nokia HERE to do that, not MS.
    I really hope that Nokia works on integrating Cortana with HERE. I find the routing algorithm in HERE to be superior than the Microsoft Maps (at least where I live).
    06-24-2014 09:21 AM
  24. Kunal Dudwadkar's Avatar
    Even for me (In India) HERE maps works best. The MS maps lacks lots of details and the scout thing doesn't work at all. In fact the pointer in MS maps jumps every 10 seconds to different locations and never stops at the current location :\
    06-25-2014 12:44 AM
  25. WPit's Avatar
    Under maps settings you can set the default gps as HERE and Cortana, despite not integrated, will execute it if you ask her to do so. I always do after getting the georeferencing alerts. Easy and accurate. I know, not the same thing, but. For example, in the morning I always get this, "Sir, time to leave for work". After this alert, if I ask her to "get me there", she does it launching HERE maps. Well, before this, actually I always ask how is traffic, than the "get me there" works if I want (usually to another place, not work of course).
    Last edited by WPit; 06-25-2014 at 07:01 AM.
    06-25-2014 06:35 AM
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