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Nokia Talks Reinventing Offline Maps with Incremental Updates

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Lat yesterday, the Nokia HERE team announced incremental updates to offline maps. Instead of having to re-download entire maps, it just updates them with new road and location information.

Nokia HERE:
Today we are reinventing offline maps with incremental updates.

People love keeping their smartphones and apps up-to-date because they know they get the latest features and bug fixes. This is, of course, even more true for maps, which have to reflect changes to the world around us as quickly as possible.

All these updates can create some fatigue, which is why we decided to simplify the way you get new offline maps.

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When an update is available, you don’t have to download all your maps anew, only those roads and other map features that have been updated will be downloaded.

On average, this means 85-90 per cent less data and therefore a much faster update process. If, say, you have downloaded 1.5GB of maps, you can expect updates to weigh in at roughly 216MB.

You can read more about it here

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