Nokia's Ovi Maps navigation software is used by millions of people around the world, but with new data being compiled by Navteq, Ovi Maps could become significantly more detailed in the future.
Navteq has been attaching a little laser analysis device to vehicles and then driving them around various parts of the world to create a three dimensional representation of cities and towns.
Once captured, the 3D imaging can then be transposed onto maps, creating a realistic representation of a location on-screen.
3D mapping of heavily populated areas in the US is already being sold by Navteq, but European mapping is expected to make its debut in the near future.
At the moment it is also merely speculation to assume that Navteq will be integrated into Nokia smartphones, although since the Finnish firm owns Navteq it is not an unreasonable assumption to make.
It is clear that with Navteq onboard its Ovi Maps software, Nokia would be able to outpace Google Maps and many other alternatives.
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