Nokia, Navteq show us how a map is made
If you’ve ever wondered where the map data that powers your smartphone or portable navigation device comes from, then you’re in luck. Nokia stopped by recently with the new Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 handset, its new Nokia Maps 3.0 app, and the awesome, street-scanning Navteq True car.
Sitting atop the True car is a pretty impressive bit of data acquisition equipment.
At the top of the tower is an array of cameras that capture a 360-degree street view as the True car rolls down the road. This scanned data is used in the street view that you get when zoomed all the way in on Nokia’s…