Here map creator community program

Lab Set by HERE-a NOKIA Unit, Gurgaon, India

Company profile

HERE is a company co-owned by German automotive companies Audi, BMW, and Daimler. HERE is multi-faceted business in the provision of mapping data, technologies and services to the automotive, consumer and enterprise sectors. The technology of HERE is based on a cloud-computing model, in which location data and services are stored on remote servers so that users have access to it regardless of which device they use. 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.

HERE's origins lie in Navteq, an American company founded in 1985 as Karlin& Collins, Inc., later known as Navigation Technologies Corporation and eventually as Navteq. The company was acquired by Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia in 2008 and became a subsidiary. Nokia ran Navteq's business along with their own Nokia Maps which was based on technology from Gate5, a Berlin-based company that Nokia purchased in 2006. The two remained as separate entities of Nokia Corporation until Navteq was amalgamated into the core Nokia operations in 2011. The service was rebranded as Here in 2012, bringing together mapping, location businesses, satellite navigation and other services under one brand. Nokia sold Here to a consortium of German companies, Audi, BMW and Daimler, in December 2015.

Program objective

  • To provide exposure to the corporate world by the use of innovative tools.
  • To provide experience on map creator tools with the help of live projects.
  • To help students to do internship projects.
  • To motivate the students by the lectures from experts.


Map creator is an advanced data collection and map editing tool provided and maintained free of charge by HERE Maps that includes fresh and high resolution satellite imagery for easy place discovery. HERE Maps is a business unit of nokia that focus on providing location based experiences for mobile products, the navigation industry and the automotive market. With focus on content (location data), social location services (platform, apps) and local commerce it compliment hardware, software and services with “Smart location data”.

By this training the students attained the capability to drive with the Nokia person to explore latest map making tools and learned how a project can be created in Map creator.

This training concentrated on the activities such as

  • Live project in the map creator tool
  • Obtaining the corporate exposure
  • Providing world’s highest quality and most upto-date maps
  • Exposure in the map making tools
  • Motivation lectures for students from experts
  • Involving internship project for each students

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