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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Map Developer Updates Street View Maps
Will Include Information on Roundabout Construction



A mapping car equipped with multiple cameras from Here technologies drove through Franklin earlier this afternoon in a quest to capture regional roads in North Carolina and update points of interest that have had recent construction and verify user changes to their maps. The driver said that he was in Franklin specifically to capture the new bridge and the mark the location of the new roundabout construction to include in their maps. He said the maps would also be updated after the construction of the roundabouts was complete. The driver said the company had their own maps that could be accessed via a laptop or desktop, as well as apps for smartphones that included voice navigation so drivers could get directions hands-free while driving. Their maps also include a traffic layer that uses data collected from app users to determine areas where traffic congestion has slowed down traffic.



Following is a list of some of their consumer-level products:

WeGo Map [LINK]

Map Creator [LINK]

Android App [LINK


Apple App [LINK]





About the Company

Here Technologies is a company that provides mapping and location data and related services to individuals and companies. Here captures location content such as road networks, buildings, parks and traffic patterns. It then sells or licenses that mapping content, along with navigation services and location solutions to other businesses such as Alpine, Garmin, BMW, Oracle and Amazon.com. In addition, Here provides platform services to smartphones. It provides location services through its own Here applications, and also for GIS and government clients and other providers, such as Bing, Facebook and Yahoo! Maps and has maps in nearly 200 countries, offers voice guided navigation in 94 countries, provides live traffic information in 33 countries and has indoor maps available for about 49,000 unique buildings in 45 countries. The company is also working on self-driving technology.

Source: Wikipedia


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Published at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019


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