The Nokia Maps became more efficient with Lonely Planet being added to them as Nokia and Lonely Planets enter into a partnership. So now the travelers can have an advantage of having more than 100 destinations’ city guides.
The Nokia Maps and Lonely Planet claim to have covered most of the world’s most popular tourist locations in order to provide the guide of the best places to eat, shop and sleep at. The service will also provide descriptions about the famous sights and night life of the all the destinations.
“Lonely Planet is a well known brand amongst travellers and stands for adventure and editorial independence,” said Maximilian Schierstadt, head of media partnerships, Nokia context based services. “We are very excited to offer their expert local recommendations and itineraries to our Nokia Maps consumers, which will allow Nokia to continue to innovate and enable compelling location aware experiences.”
Stephen Palmer, CEO, Lonely Planet Publications added, “This is a genuinely transformational deal, which makes Lonely Planet content readily available regardless of time or place. It will help all those questions which travellers frequently have on the road such as ‘What should I explore today’ or ‘where should I go for dinner tonight?’ Together with Nokia we will help more travellers connect profoundly with their world, every day.”
Users can download the Lonely Planets service right away for a price of EUR 7.99. The application can be found in the Guides category in the Extra menu. So now Nokia Maps provides more than 200 country maps with 70 of them being navigable. The maps are downloadable directly in selected devices via the Nokia Map Loader (which comes for free in select Nokia phones) on a PC. The vector maps used by Nokia 2.0 are provided by Navteq and TeleAtlas.
Further details on the map service are available on http://www.maps.nokia.com.