Zee Business interviews our MD & Co-founder, Mr. Rakesh Verma on the Prime Minister’s dreams being realized with our very own GPS system. One use case that MapmyIndia and ISRO have already worked on is an app for fisherman safety that uses NavIC!
Fisherman often unintentionally cross the border and need a smart bluetooth and GPS based system on their phone that not only tells them where they are mostly likely to catch fish, but also alerts them when they are near the international marine boundary.
MapmyIndia’s MD & Co-founder MR. Rakesh Verma
Time flies when you are building a B2B driven and a B2C oriented, successful technology company. In our fourth move since the company’s founding, we have continued to live by the mantra “work hard and scale up.
We are excited at MapmyIndia, moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things! e have moved to a new and bigger office. We have grown from a 25 employee, 200 sqft office in a commercial market, to a spacious 36000 sqft sprawling office in a business commercial hub housing 750+ employees! Currently situated at 237 Okhla Industrial Area Phase 3 the office is centrally located in the business hub of South Delhi. We thank our customers who have supported and encouraged us through our journey and inspired us to achieve our goals.
Since inception, one of MapmyIndia’s founding principles has been to work in teams ‘to turn impossible to possible’. In this spirit, a senior leadership is sent every year to encourage cross-functional collaboration, and this year they went to Budapest, Vienna and Prague!
“Working for over 10 years at Mapmyindia, it is always refreshing to spend time with my co-workers” says MapmyIndia, COO, Sapna Ahuja. Bringing in the values and experiences, back from a company outing to the office definitely improves workplace environment, creates harmony among co-workers and build teamwork, generating a positive atmosphere for business growth. Soaking in the beautiful cities of Europe: Prague, Budapest and Vienna, the team explored and enjoyed every moment. It was a fun filled way of bringing together a diversity of perspectives that combine to make the team more productive and innovative. They learn to share their thoughts and improve their ability to analyse situations together and perform as a team.
Inc42.com covered MapmyIndia’s success story of creating India’s most exhaustive, accurate, and information rich digital maps and revolutionizing the use of GIS in the business models in India. The company was started by the husband-wife duo, Rakesh & Rashmi Verma in 1994 who led MapmyIndia’s pioneering and path breaking effort to create the foundation, framework and architecture for a robust and scale-able model of digital mapping in India. Today MapmyIndia team successfully delivers India’s most comprehensive and feature rich location data products and services. This unique and highly effective business model of MapmyIndia has been highly acknowledged and recommended in a case study by Harvard Business Review.
“Currently, the company offers an entire API stack, IOT devices, a map app, and is creating disruptive technologies for a better, safer and a smarter India. It has mapped over 10.54 Mn unique Points of Interests, expanded coverage of over 2 Mn Kilometers of road network, 7068 cities at street level with house address level data for 80 cities, 6 Lakh villages, and 3D & 2D landmarks in 86 cities”. The core of the company is that we build maps, says Rohan Verma, CTO MapmyIndia. Taking forward his parents passion and legacy, his vision is, to, creating the digital twin of the real world. A full 360-degree, indoor, outdoor, where we have an idea of how the world functions. The idea is that one day the digital twin of the world has to be made, for digital world experience.
Not fazed by the competition , Mapmyindia is dedicated to providing value added services with maps and location technologies, an asset for the country, with focus on being better, thus playing a key role in developing smart cities and swacch Bharat initiatives to make a world better place for the billions.
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Mr Suresh Joseph is on his way to set another record drive to the four corners of India. Before he left on his adventure he talks about his trail and how MapmyIndia is supporting his trip with GPS tracking services as per the requirement of Limca records. His wanderlust has inspired him to drive through the four corners of India this time, they are Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh), Leh (Ladakh), Kotesvar (Gujarat) and Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). Maps helped to explore routes, discover new routes and plan for his newly blazed trail.
MapmyIndia is proud to support this endeavor by installing a GPS tracker in his Champion (Mahindra XUV 500). The vehicle tracking system is now a part of the Limca Book of Records requirement. With MapmyIndia VT12 tracker all the activity logs of your journey like speed, location, stoppage are delivered to your personal online account and your phone. Tracking of your GPS locations in near-real time will let your family and loved ones know about your safety. Tracker helps you capture drive activity and Browser History.
MapmyIndia wishes Mr Joseph with all good luck in his journey. We look forward to your trails and tales.
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