I recently bought a Lumia 822, one of the personal selling points for me being access to Maps offline (not to mention vector maps...a big plus in my eyes), but I have been sorely disappointed with the inability for Nokia Maps and HERE to locate businesses that are showing up accurately in both Google and Bing Maps.
A couple of examples:
Suffice it to say that this is pretty disappointing thus far, and I thought Nokia's reputation for mapping and place-finding was much better. Is this is the result of Nokia playing catch-up because of operating system changes? Is there any way to link Maps to other apps? (For example, I can find these places in Yelp for WP8 without a problem, but I'd rather be able to find these places natively...seems like a basic desire). This seems like something that needs to be addressed pretty quickly, otherwise I imagine that Nokia and WP8 users will start clamoring for Droids and Google Maps, or even Apple Maps. I have faith in the OS and in Nokia, as both are great, and I don't want to see something like this wind up as another major strike against them.
The best Nokia navigation platform is still in the native Symbian hardware. There you can find all the features. Especially the Belle version and phone with good hardware is still superior in navigation.
Lumia will be my next phone when all the features are there. It seems to take a long time to make new codes.
Here my example what you can do only with Belle and Symbian.
My other navigation videos in tube under "207finn", not 007.
It seems that Nokia is trying to clean up duplicate entries for stores and other points of interest in Denmark and the same thing may be affecting your search results. The process seem to have started around the same time as renaming Nokia Maps to here.net and it has caused some havoc around my familiar places in Randers - i.e. showing the wrong address information for a local inn that used to have 4 or 5 different entries in Nokia Maps - and ignoring some businesses and places that used to be on the map.
A search for "dansk fitness randers" finds nothing despite its 3 year birthday in a month, and I previously uploaded a couple of pictures of the place to Nokia Maps, so it was definitely there during the summer of 2012.
1) I don't envy the poor guys who has to work this out on a world-wide scale - but I would really like to see a bit of semi-official information about what is going on and an ETA.
2) The map reporter feature in Nokia Maps on my N8 has never worked during almost two years and I have been unable to upload photos of POI to Nokia Maps and here.net for the last couple of months. I would be happy to help sorting out the mistakes I stumble on and add some of the missing information when it works.
I can't believe that anyone thinks that Nokia Drive is any good - except that it is free on Nokia WP8 phones.
I live in the North of England, and have just tried to plan a trip to Dover (main port in UK for travel to Europe), and it doesn't even find the town in the search for a destination. I can't use select a point on map as Drive doesn't do that, perhaps I will use my old technology road atlas!!
One more thing that Drive doesn't do is to travel via a particular place (If I travel to the South East of UK all sat navs will use a route I know to be slower than an alternative), at least on TomTom and CoPilot I could set an alternative route.
Wouldn't recommend Nokia Drive to anyone