Nokia 808 PureView - Find and view locations

Learn how to view your location, how to search the map, and how to find information about locations and places.

See where you are on a map

View the map

If you need to get your bearings, check where you are on a map. You can also explore different cities and countries.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Maps.

Current location icon shows where you are. When searching for your location, My location icon blinks. If Maps can't find you, Last known location icon shows your last known location.

If accurate positioning is not possible, a red halo around the location icon shows the general area you might be in. In densely populated areas, the accuracy of the estimate is better, and the red halo is not as wide.

Browse the map

Drag the map with your finger. By default, the map is oriented north. If you want the map to rotate so that it shows the direction you're facing, select Compass icon.

See your current or last known location

Select My location icon.

Zoom in or out

Select + or -.

If you browse to an area not covered by the street maps that are stored on your phone, and you are connected to the internet, new street maps are automatically downloaded.

Prevent downloading new street maps automatically

  1. Select Options icon > Settings > General.

  2. Select Connection > Offline.

Map coverage varies by country and region.

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Find a location

Find a location

Maps helps you find specific locations and businesses.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Maps and Search icon.

  1. Enter search words, such as a street address or place name.

  2. Select an item from the list of proposed matches.

    The location is displayed on the map.

Return to the list of proposed matches

Select Search icon.

Tip: In the search view, you can also select from the list of your previous search words.

Search for different types of nearby places

Select Category icon and a category, such as transport, accommodation, or shopping.

Tip: You can use the details page of a found location to easily navigate to the place, to view its contact information, or to save or share the location. Select the place, and the place is shown on the map. To view the details page, select the information area at the top of the screen.

If no search results are found, make sure the spelling of your search words is correct. Problems with your internet connection may also affect results when searching online.

If you have maps of the searched area stored on your phone, to avoid data transfer costs, you can also get search results without an active internet connection, but the search results may be limited.

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Download and update maps

Download maps

Save new street maps to your phone before a journey, so you can browse the maps without an internet connection when travelling.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Maps, and Options icon > Map Loader.

To download and update maps on your phone, you need an active Wi-Fi connection.

Download new maps

  1. Select Add new maps.

  2. Select a continent and a country, then select Download.

Update maps

Select Check for updates.

Remove a map

Select and hold a country, then confirm that you want to remove the map.

Tip: You can also use the Nokia Suite PC app to download the latest street maps and voice guidance files, and copy them to your phone. To download and install Nokia Suite, go to www.nokia.com/support.

When you install a newer version of the Maps app on your phone, the country or region maps are deleted. Before using Nokia Suite to download new maps, open and close the Maps app, and make sure you have the latest version of Nokia Suite installed on your computer.

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Change the look of the map

Change the map

You can change the look of the map so that you can see just the info you need.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Maps.

Show prominent buildings and attractions

Select Settings icon > Landmarks.

Show public transport routes

Select Settings icon > Transit lines.

The available features may vary by region.

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Guides

Guides

Are you planning a trip or visiting a new city? Want to know what's there to see and do, or where you could spend the night or have dinner? Guides gets you connected to travel guides, booking services, and event listings for the latest detailed information.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Guides.

Open a service or guide

Select the title.

To return to the main page, select Guides.

The service may not be available in your country.

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Weather

Weather

Is it going to rain in the afternoon? How warm will it be on Saturday? Use Weather to check the current conditions or a forecast for the coming days.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Weather.

Browse the detailed forecast

To browse forwards or backwards in time, drag the time slider at the bottom of the view.

View a five-day forecast

Select Overview icon. To go back to the detailed forecast view, select Detailed view icon.

The service may not be available in your country.

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About positioning methods

About positioning methods

Maps shows your location on the map using GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, or network (cell ID) based positioning.

A-GPS and other enhancements to GPS may require transferring small amounts of data over the cellular network.

GPS

The global positioning system (GPS) is a navigation system that uses satellites to work out where you are.

A-GPS

The Assisted GPS (A-GPS) network service retrieves location information using the cellular network, and assists GPS in calculating your current location.

Your phone is set up to use the Nokia A-GPS service, unless your network service provider has its own A-GPS settings. To get the assistance data to your phone, you need to be able to connect to the internet. Your phone gets the data from the service only when needed.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi positioning improves positioning accuracy when GPS signals are not available, especially when you are indoors or between tall buildings.

Cell ID

With network (cell ID) based positioning, Maps locates you through the cellular system your phone is currently connected to.

The availability and quality of GPS signals may be affected by your location, satellite positions, buildings, natural obstacles, weather conditions, and adjustments to GPS satellites made by the United States government. GPS signals may not be available inside buildings or underground.

Do not use GPS for precise location measurement, and never rely solely on the location information provided by GPS and cellular networks.

Depending on the available positioning methods, the accuracy of positioning may vary from a few metres to several kilometres.

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Switch positioning methods off

Switch positioning off

To save on data costs, especially when abroad, you can switch off assisted GPS (A-GPS), Wi-Fi, or network (cell ID) positioning.

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings.

  2. Select Application settings > Positioning > Find my location > Positioning methods, and switch off the positioning methods you don't want to use.

Working out your location may take much longer, the location can be more inaccurate, and the GPS receiver can lose your location more frequently.

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