Nokia Supplies Oracle with Location Service for MapViewer

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The tech community has been abuzz over mapping apps lately, especially regarding Apple’s introduction of a new map app in iOS 6. However, recent developments find another change in which company will handle navigation software.

On Monday, tech provider Nokia revealed that it would license mapping capabilities to database specialist Oracle, allowing the company to integrate its Nokia Location Platform (NLP) with Oracle’s Fusion Middleware MapViewer.

Oracle users will be able to use a fully developed mapping solution via the company’s applications.

“Few data providers have the ability to provide both map data for analytics and integrated platform services for the creation of mapping applications in one solution. Nokia is the only provider of both map data and online mapping services that are integrated with Oracle products,” emphasized Oracle Server Technologies VP of Product Management Jim Steiner in a press release.

Fusion Middleware MapViewer from Oracle makes use of rendering and spatial data techniques, allowing customization.