HERE from Nokia to power Baidu Maps

An update from GigaOM from Nokia HERE…


The Chinese web giant Baidu has decided on Nokia as its mapping partner for services outside of China.

Nokia‘s Here platform is one of the key remaining businesses of the Finnish firm, following the sale of its handset unit to Microsoft. Its mapping data, which will now power Baidu Maps for most of the world, covers nearly 200 countries.

According to a statement, the first extension of Baidu Maps beyond China will take in Taiwan (which China considers to be part of China anyway) and other territories will follow.