"In vibrant, fast-growing countries like India a community mapping approach, paired with input from the right experts, means HERE can keep pace with the ever-evolving landscape so that our maps are never obsolete," HERE's EVP Michael Halbherr said.
Nokia's HERE maps are used by many companies to develop their traffic navigation system and help user in finding route to their destination, information about busy route etc.
"Equally important, however, is not just the pure number of people contributing to our map making community, but that we work with the right experts," he added.
With a team of more than 1,000 people in India, the regional HERE will work directly with handpicked local experts from more than a dozen universities around the country, such as Mount Carmel College in Bangalore and the SAL Institute of Technology in Ahmedabad, Nokia said.
Using Map Creator feature in HERE that allows people to add missing streets, bridges, points of interests (POIs) and other information to the map, the local experts in India will share insider knowledge of the areas they know like the back of their hand and, in turn, put their communities on the map, the statement said.
The project in India is part of an ongoing series of pilot programmes that HERE is using to enhance its community mapping capabilities and tap the knowledge of local experts.