The Mapping Solution for
Businesses and Developers

Learn more about how your organization can use BlackBerry® Maps and the benefits the application offers for developers and IT professionals.

Coverage areas

Currently BlackBerry® Maps contains map data for the following areas:

North America:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands

Africa:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Mali
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Phillipines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

Carribean:

  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin

Middle East:

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

Europe

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldavia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

South America:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay

BlackBerry Maps for your business

From busy executives and field sales teams to service and support personnel, BlackBerry® Maps empowers your enterprise users with mobile access to maps and directions on their BlackBerry® smartphones. This application adds fully optimized location-based services (LBS) with fast loading times to the core functionality of BlackBerry smartphones, helping to increase efficiency, productivity and competitiveness in the field.

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BlackBerry Maps offers the following benefits for your organization:

  • Your mobile workforce can be more productive and effective by
    finding the locations of offices, restaurants and more by
    entering addresses
  • With quick, convenient access to maps and directions from wherever
    they are, field forces can increase the level of service they provide
  • Provides your organization with a mapping solution that supports GPS
    — use BlackBerry Maps to enhance your existing enterprise applications,
    such as dispatch and routing, customer relationship management
    and others
  • Helps minimize the amount of time mobile users spend in transit so they can spend more time with customers and colleagues, building relationships and doing business
  • Users can bookmark their favorite locations, like customer sites or office addresses, to keep them on hand for future reference
  • BlackBerry Maps plans routes, displaying them visually on the map, along with step-by-step instructions to help users get there
  • Works with the same wireless network that you use today so there is no need to switch carriers*
  • The experience can be enhanced with a GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphone or Bluetooth® enabled GPS receiver — adding GPS allows field forces to view their current locations with greater accuracy and track routes to their destinations

* Data plan required. Check your service provider for availability

IT Information

BlackBerry® Maps leverages the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution architecture to offer advanced security features, including data encryption and wireless IT policies and commands that allow IT administrators to:

  • Turn the BlackBerry Maps application on and off
  • Disable BlackBerry® Internet Bundle browsing to route data through their internal BlackBerry® Mobile Data System*
  • Allow or disallow third party applications to leverage BlackBerry Maps
  • Control application access to GPS data (if available on the smartphone)

It’s easy for IT departments to build custom mapping solutions using BlackBerry Maps as starting point. It provides flexible options for implementing new, custom location-based services (LBS) applications and enhancing your existing enterprise applications and systems with LBS, including:

  • Doing it yourself with internal development teams
  • Choosing off the shelf solutions from third parties
  • Having a solution provider do custom development for you

All of the infrastructure, heavy-lift development and GIS data licensing is taken care of by the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution and BlackBerry Maps, so your organization has a head-start on delivering a superior custom mapping and LBS solution that provides the best end-user experience for the lowest costs possible.


* Data plan required. Check your service provider for availability

Developer information

BlackBerry® Maps provides developers with a functional location-based services (LBS) and mapping solution that supports GPS. All of the infrastructure, heavy-lift development and GIS data licensing is taken care of by the BlackBerry® platform and BlackBerry Maps.

Using BlackBerry Maps as a starting point, developers have flexible options for implementing new mapping and LBS applications and for adding mapping and LBS functionality to their existing applications and solutions. With the ability to leverage BlackBerry Maps APIs and invoke BlackBerry Maps from other applications, developers can deliver a custom mapping and LBS solution that provides the best end-user experience for the lowest costs possible.


* Data plan required. Check your service provider for availability