The maps on maps.nokia.com are pretty amazing. I assume they're generating their own tiles but, does anyone know about the infrastructure behind site: the tile server used? and their JavaScript Library?

  • @StephenLead yeah the transitions and zoom-in/zoom-out are especially smooth. I'd like to do and equivalent of this with Leaflet. – emk Jul 20 '12 at 3:34
  • Fastest tileserver I've seen. Half the wait time of anything else, and the transitions make it feel like less! – nicksan Jul 24 '12 at 18:39
  • Nokia maps tile servers, are used by Yahoo, Bing and Facebook. That's a lot of traffic, they need to be fast. – Simon Kenyon Shepard Oct 31 '12 at 18:35

Nokia owns Navteq (acquired in 2008 for $8.1bn)

4 Tile Servers with pre caching


They do generate their own tiles from this vector data into raster tiled png format (256px x 256px) files enter image description here

one example is http://1.maptile.lbs.ovi.com/maptiler/v2/maptile/newest/normal.day/13/4399/2685/256/png8?token=gBoUkAMoxoqIWfxWA5DuMQ&app_id=_peU-uCkp-j8ovkzFGNU

The Map Tiler Servers are:

Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)
Last-Modified: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:02:00 GMT
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
ETag: a2e328a0c5
Content-Length: 21651
X-NLP-IRT: D=84337
Content-Type: image/png
X-Served-By: 77.124
Cache-Control: public, max-age=86386
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:15:14 GMT

The still use the old OVI MAPS API rebranded as Nokia Maps http://api.maps.nokia.com/en/index.html

you can test at the Nokia Maps API playground


  • Disclamier - was a beta tester for ovi maps api (100+ feature requests) but they keep on improving. – Mapperz Jul 20 '12 at 13:14

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