Interactive Maps: International Women’s Day 2013

International Women's Day 2013

The 8 March is the International Women’s Day, which is a day of global celebration for marking the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. The UK Government has launched an interactive map that shows actions that have been take to empower women in the world.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is ‘A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women‘, while International Women’s Day 2013 has declared the year’s theme as ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining. There are series events being held in the world to promote the women’s rights across the globe. The UK Government also joins the event by launching the interactive map, which shows some of the UK Government’s work to help women in different parts of the world and it will be updated throughout the week. You can see various stories in the map by clicking on the icons.

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Goggle Map Outstrips Apple Map by the First Update for iOS

Google Map has launched its first update for iOS on 5 Mar, and has outstripped the Apple Map with new search icons and integration with Google Contacts.

As a iOS users, are you anticipating to try the updated Google Map? Now you can easily search for your friends’ addresses by simply type the name in the Google map. And the second biggest feature is the new search icons for restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other types of places. All these updates help to save your time when searching locations. Furthermore, you can manually set the measure unit in kilometers or miles depending on the local measurement system, which is far more user-friendly than before.

Started from the launch of Apple Map last year, Google Map has always been praised when compare to those shortcomings of the uncompleted Apple Map. Apple is hurry in the improvement that can be seen in it’s eager searching for people to fix the software last month, however, it was dropped behind by Google Map, again.

How Nokia Stand Out from the Crowd of Navigation Software is Right “HERE”

Nokia is strive to recapture his leading in the telecommunication market. After the hottest release of the Lumia 920 and the successful deal with Toyota Motors about the in-car navigation services, Nokia is going to stand out from the crowd of the navigation software by saying it is “HERE

In the end of February, Nokia held a press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and announced that it would re-brand all of its Nokia-branded mapping and navigation services as “HERE” — HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit. The theme of the “HERE” is that Nokia can bring you to anywhere even you are unfamiliar with the surroundings as Nokia is always HERE with you.

In the press conference, Nokia also highlighted that they will start integrating the “HERE” into other non-Nokia devices in the later part of 2013, and it could help to enhance the map data. It is a smart decision to integrate your mapping services with other devices as map data cannot be completed with sole power. (We all had a lesson from Apple last year.)

Facing the fierce competition from Google Map, Bing Map, MapQuest and others, do you think Nokia can really take a place here?