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(Almost) empty japanese maps [answered]

asked 2015-07-23 22:42:30 +0300

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The Japanese Maps in the Map App are... well how to say... actually almost non-existent.

This is what they look like

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This is what it should like

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Here is an close up

Jolla (Here) Maps http://imageshack.com/a/img538/9211/IOWeUS.png

Google Maps http://imageshack.com/a/img910/3759/hLEj1M.png

Vamp898 ( 2015-07-23 22:47:48 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-07-23 23:07:36 +0300

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The reason is the same as with Korean maps: Nokia has not licensed the rights to use the maps of Japan/map data with Japan officials.

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So the official Map App of Jolla uses the only Map Provider in the world who have not licensed Korean or Japanese Apps?

In that case it would be awesome to at least integrate OpenStreetMaps as an choice. They have much more POI than Here and they have maps for every country.

Even in Germany the Here Maps are kinda bad

Here: http://imageshack.com/a/img661/1324/3X8ivi.png OSM: http://imageshack.com/a/img661/1120/YcVik2.png

I know that Here is made by Nokia and its a finnish company but... how to say... its not good.

Would be awesome to have this at least as an option, or should this rather be an separate question?

Vamp898 ( 2015-07-23 23:15:28 +0300 )edit

@Vamp898 Sure it would be awesome to have OSM as an option but can't promise anything about it.

However, I think there's "Jkartta map browser" and "Maep" available on the Jolla's app store which both have OSM as available map provider.

tigeli ( 2015-07-23 23:37:10 +0300 )edit

nokia here is/will be sold to german car companies
with activated android support, osmand is an alternative, using osm maps

rudi ( 2015-07-24 00:11:08 +0300 )edit

@Vamp898: modRana (available from Jolla Store and OpenRepos) has multiple OpenStreetMap based map layers & the Mapnik OSM layer is even used by default. :-)

MartinK ( 2015-07-24 11:26:52 +0300 )edit

To follow up (it may be related):

Japan/Korea seem to have special (bad) rules about maps/gps/SIM:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smart-tracker-2-track-anything-anytime-anywhere#/story

Will this Tracker works World Wide?

Absolutely! (Except for Japan and South Korea).

luchmhor ( 2015-07-24 14:24:01 +0300 )edit

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