By Stephen Schenck | November 6, 2012 4:23 PM
The new Lumias are just about to arrive (we got the full details on AT&T’s launch of the 920 and 820 a little earlier today), and that means that plenty of users will be checking out the new Nokia Maps. Version 3.0 just launched, and now Nokia’s taking a little time to highlight some of the changes that it feels make the new Nokia Maps so exciting.
If you’ve previously used Nokia Maps, you’ll notice the introduction of new features like the much-anticipated support for offline caching of map data (like in Nokia Drive). Other functions see their usage expanded, like how turn-by-turn directions now support getting around by foot, in addition to traveling by car. If neither of those is your cup of tea, Nokia Maps also gets smart about public transit options.
Like Google before it, Nokia is adding indoor venues to its map data, providing layout info on malls and other public spaces. Even though it’s just getting started with that, Nokia Maps 3.0 contains data on 18,000-some buildings, all across the globe.
Check out Nokia’s overview of all these features in the Nokia Maps 3.0 introduction video it’s put together below: