The acquisition of digital map vendor HERE by a consortium of German car makers could indicate that pedestrian maps are not a focus of HERE any more. Actually it does not seem so.
Based on a recent discussion with HERE even car makers seem interested in indoor maps to provide pedestrian directions out of the car to bring drivers to their final destination on feet.
As an example, Garmin is using HERE’s indoor maps to direct drivers to the nearest parking area when the destination entered is a specific shop in a shopping mall.
GPS Business News caught up with the latest development on that front with Joseph Leigh, Head of “Venue Maps“ at HERE. Read more