Thanks to an inspirational site about Symbian I have City Lens up and running on my Belle Refresh E6 - at least it looks like it. My question is, however, is the data for City Lens downloaded by my phone on the fly - i.e. should the up-to-date info be available as soon as it's posted?
I live in a small town in Denmark that is extremely popular with foreign tourists, and a good few of our bars, restaurants and cafes have either changed ownership/name or closed. None of the new places are on City Lens, whereas most of the old ones still are (several closed more than 18 months ago).
Yes, City Lens info is downloaded on the fly.
You you suggested, new info has to be posted and verified before you will see it. This can take anything from months to years depending on various factors.
So in this wonderful modern world of ours, Nokia City Lens will always be out of date. Great.
What Nokia needs is to listen to local users and encourage them to respond and contribute. I could update my local municipality in a couple of days. Closures of restaurants, cafes and filling stations could be verified centrally (e.g. to prevent me trying to screw up a business I don't like or have a grudge against) and the correct info published in weeks rather than years!
All maps by their nature is a snapshot of a location at a fixed point in time and as such is out of date immediately after it is recorded. I presume the data comes from Navteq and there is a map update suggestion page on their site so that should be a good starting point.