New HERE maps update for Android and iOS just released

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At HERE, we know how important it is to get from A to B in as little time, with as little fuss, as possible. That’s why we’re constantly working to provide HERE WeGo users with the most detailed maps available. With the release of our latest update, here’s a sampling of what’s new. 

To start, we’ve made it easier (and faster) to download newly updated features to your existing offline maps. For example, already downloaded the map of Ireland? Now you’ll no longer have to re-download it to see any enhanced changes take effect. Instead, you’ll only need to download the new updates themselves to your existing map of the Emerald Isle. 

Staying in Europe, we’ve also added an additional layer of detail to the naming of specific areas within cities across BelarusGermanyNetherlands and Ukraine. And in Asia, the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia, multiple areas may now be downloaded individually for offline use – including Java Island, Kalimantan Island, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea Island, Sulawesi Island and Sumatra Island. 

Moving away from mapping, we’ve also released a range of updates to help you on the road. Clarification on various areas where you can (and cannot) legally perform a u-turn in your car has also arrived. Regulations often vary by country and at times it can be hard to determine when a u-turn is allowed and when it’s prohibited. With this latest update, we’ve clarified permitted driving maneuvers country-wide in ArgentinaIndonesiaItalyMalaysiaParaguay and Singapore, as well as in select areas of the United States (Oregon) and Venezuela (Capital District). Prohibited u-turns at traffic lights have also been added for British Columbia in Canada, too. Furthermore, we’ve also included a layered list of inconvenient maneuvers at junctions, those not strictly outlawed but potentially useful, just in case you need them when routing through heavy traffic.

 

How to update

  • Open HERE WeGoon your device
  • Tap the menu icon in the top bar or swipe right from the left edge of the screen
  • Tap ‘Download maps’ in the menu
  • Tap the ‘Update all’ button.
  • Please let us know your thoughts on the new update in the comments below.

 

 

Topics: HERE WeGo, Editor's picks, Offline maps

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