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Like Aadhaar is the identity of a person, eLoc is the identity of a place or business”!

NEW DELHI: The typical postal address is a few lines long. Now, you can shrink it into just six characters — no matter how long and complicated it is — and share with anyone who can find the building, business or even your home that it represents with almost pinpoint accuracy.

More than eight years after it started working on it, digital mapping company MapmyIndia formally launched eLoc (short for e-Location) on Thursday. For now, it is a free service.
It shortens an address into a combination of six alphabets and numbers. You can put it on your visiting card, on a website or share via any other means. If someone is looking to reach you, the person needs to just enter the eLoc in MapmyIndia’s maps portal (or app) and it will instantly offer turn-by-turn directions right up to your address.

Shrink Your Postal Address

Shrink Your Postal Address

The closest to eLoc, in a context that everyone can understand, is our PIN code. The problem with the PIN code is that it specifies an area that could as large as 50 square kilometres. An eLoc, on the other hand, can guide the user right up to the address.

If you’re reading this, chances are that the eLoc for your address has already been created. You can head over to www.mapmyindia. com/eloc and check. Once you have your eLoc (ABC123 for example), you can also share a short URL to it, which will be //eloc.me/ABC123. Clicking the link will open MapmyIndia’s maps in a web browser and show you the precise location. If you don’t have an eLoc, you can right click on the map and create one.

Apart from consumer use, businesses and government services, too, could benefit from eLoc. Taxi aggregators, emergency services, local deliveries, courier services, property administration, postal services and others can all use it.

“Just like Aadhaar is the identity of a person, eLoc is the identity of an address or a business,” said Rakesh Verma, managing director of MapmyIndia. “Over 2 crore (20 million) eLocs have been generated already and, apart from the address, it can also include more information about a business.”

When asked about monetising the eLoc, he said: “Initially, we want to do whatever it takes to get the maximum number of people to start using it. At some point, business will start benefiting from eLocs and that’s when we will look at monetising. We want to take the total 20 million eLocs to about 100 million – as we keep building house addresses, the eLoc database will be built alongside”.

Read more here: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/shrink-your-postal-address-to-six-characters-with-eloc/articleshow/57089667.cms

eLoc by MapmyIndia: India’s first Nation-wide Standardized Digital Address System

http://www.mapmyindia.com/eloc

“436, Block Bd, Sector 1, Bidhan Nagar, West Bengal. From the yellow building come straight and take a right when you see…”
… Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could say come to “KYYJTG” instead?
That’s right. Every address now has a 6 character code attached to it mapped to the most comprehensive, granular & accurate map dataset for the country. This means that every house number, residence, building,apartment, office, place of interest and even roads or administrative areas, can be precisely identified using JUST 6 characters.

MapmyIndia eLoc

For example, 147, Pocket C2a, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi can now directly be identified by the eLoc = 8GDTYX.
This means that if you type www.mapmyindia.com/8GDTYX, it will take you directly to the address. So an eLoc serves as a custom URL for your digital address!

But here’s the game changer. Even the metro pillar along Shri Maa Anandmayi Marg, leading you to Kalkaji metro station, has an eLoc. Try it yourself. www.mapmyindia.com/T6T478

Link to video demo of eLoc by MapmyIndia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOOxj_zNy8U

eLoc by MapmyIndia is the Aadhaar of Addresses: A Digital Address for a Digital India!

An eLoc isn’t just a digital address. It is to a place what an Aadhaar number is to an individual.
This unique address identifierunlocks each piece of contextual information related to that particular building for FREE. MapmyIndia has capitalized on its most accurate, robust, feature-rich and comprehensive map data for India that has been professionally created for more than 20 years. It has over 2 crore eLocs already made and ready-to-implement, and each is attached to over 100s of attributes specific to that exact location.

This means an eLoc is the combination of a code, and a repository of rich location information that acts as a gateway into the most powerful location intelligence available for this country. This can lead to never-before seen smart governance down to each house, unprecedented decision making, precise e-commerce door-step delivery, granular taxi – pick up and drop, effective emergency response, location targeted advertising and much more!

Features:
1. India’s largest repository of eLocs across 2+ crore places including houses, buildings, monuments, hospitals, monuments, government offices, etc. Learn more at http://mapmyindia.com/eloc
2. Automatically generated 6 character code – any newly added place also immediately gets an eloc. Try adding a place on maps.mapmyindia.com/add-a-place!
3. Available for FREE in the public domain at maps.mapmyindia.com where you can view, get directions, see rich contextual information like phone numbers, websites, etc if public.
4. Unlocks key location information related to that address such as entrance points, parking spots, electricity provider & usage, water supply, gas supply, down to floor-level information!
5. Covers Land Parcels, metro pillars, road tunnels and any point in India. Just because a place does not have a property does not mean it will not have an eLoc.MapmyIndia’seLoc system supercedes the other systems of house addresses by giving any and every latitude & longitude a unique digital identifier
6. Free APIs available in the public domain to integrate this information and apply in various smart business apps, consumer apps, taxi aggregator apps, smart city apps with valuable information like Adhaar, KYC, etc.

Advantages:
Simple –Lengthy, complicated addresses are now a thing of the past. Six character digital address gives access to information like location, covered area, demographics etc. of individual house/building/fixture/asset
Precise – location intelligence right up to the doorstep of each house/premise. Facilitates enhanced navigation, accurate & timely delivery, smarter governance and property tax & amenities assessment
Standardized –Merging different address systems or adhering to different dialects and languages is no longer a proper. Now have a standard 6 charactereLoc whether it is an address in Andhra Pradesh or Kashmir.

Use Cases:
1. Door step delivery– food, e-commerce and courier companies will sve previous time delivering to easy, verified, valid & standardized addresses
2. Taxi Pick-up/Drop-off – eLocs take you to doors or to exact, precise locations even in areas with poor signage and unconventional address systems
3. Tax Evasion management- Combine powerful location information with contextual information for a successful penalty management & tax evasion scheme
4. Emergency response- Save precious time instead of explaining complicated addresses during dispatch. 6 character are much easier to communicate
5. Navigation- Merging different address systems can take time but navigate using standardized 6 character addresses for last-meter navigation
6. Asset Management – Penetrate areas without standardized house addresses to provide water, gas & electricity effectively or monitor your assets, workforce, and fleets.

Learn more, and try for yourself at http://www.mapmyindia.com/eloc, http://maps.mapmyindia.com, http://mmiapp.in/maps

MapmyIndia Rover Bike launched in India

Rover Bike

Rover Bike is a motorcycle-tracking device, the latest offering from MapmyIndia. Rover Bike can be fitted on any two-wheeler using a plug-in type installation at any MapmyIndia store. Installation of Rover Bike does not tamper with the warranty of the motorcycle and scooter.

Rover Bike displays maps and location details with the help of a built-in GPS and Internet connectivity. Once the installation on a motorcycle or scooter is complete, customers can access all the data on their smartphones. The maps show turn-by-turn directions to the bike, estimated time of arrival and also location sharing.

The Rover Bike app is free and available across all platforms (iOS, Android and Windows). With the Rover Bike app, customers not only can track the position of their vehicle but also monitor their speeds. One also has the options of viewing pre-recorded information. This device would be a great help for fleet owners, couriers and parents.

Live_View

Other features include:-

  1. Alerts of ignition on/off
  2. Over-speeding
  3. Idling
  4. Servicing
  5. Pollution or insurance expiry due.

All of this is sent to the owner through the mobile app, email and SMS. It can also store electronic copies of driving license, registration certificate, insurance policy and pollution certificate etc.

Rover Bike can be bought online or through the MapmyIndia outlets in the country. Product and technical assistance will be available at bike dealerships and accessory shops that deal with MapmyIndia products across India. Rover Bikes comes with a warranty of 12 months.

Aeris, MapmyIndia Forge Partnership to Tap Internet of Things Market in India

MapmyIndia joins hands with Aeris

MapmyIndia joins hands with Aeris

Aeris, an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider formed a partnership with MapmyIndia to offer geo-spatial intelligence based IoT solutions in India by leveraging their respective areas of competence.

It is said that the global IoT market is expected to cross $200 billion by 2020. The IoT market in India stands at $5.6 billion with 200 million connected devices in 2016. This is expected to grow to $15 billion with 2.7 billion devices by 2020 presenting a significant opportunity for technology and service providers.

Managing Director, MapmyIndia, Mr. Rakesh Verma said that the world is moving from automatic to autonomous operations. “The partnership with Aeris, a pioneer in the IoT space, will go a long way in making the Indian businesses globally competitive. I am confident that the combination of MapmyIndia’s best-in-class mapping & GIS solutions and the pioneering IoT prowess and global experience of Aeris will be a big boon for not just the Indian businesses and enterprises but will benefit the whole country.”

Aeris and MapmyIndia will jointly develop solutions which are expected to address business challenges such as ubiquitous tracking through connectivity.

President, Aeris Communications, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, said “We are witnessing the evolution of the IoT ecosystem globally with businesses recognizing the need to invest in technologies and solutions based on IoT. Our tie-up with MapmyIndia is primed towards helping businesses leverage the potential of IoT to realize business benefits that are multi-dimensional, innovation-driven and transformative. I am confident that this will change the way verticals operate and companies perform,”

For more information, please contact:

Aeris
Kevin Petschow
+1.312.985.9182
Kevin.Petschow@aeris.net
or
Prayukth K V
+919900384022 
Prayukth.kv@aeris.net 

MapmyIndia
Naman Mittal
+91 9718001166 
naman.mittal@mapmyindia.com

 

Connected motorcycle & scooter “Mobiking Experience” – MapmyIndia launches Rover Bike

  • Rover Bike

    Rover Bike- Connected motorcycle

    Real-time GPS based, motorbike & scooter tracking device

  • Integrated with mobile apps – Free Android, iOS, Windows
  • Safety and security alerts – Over-speeding, geo-fence breach, idling etc.
  • Bike maintenance & compliance alerts – Servicing, Pollution, Insurance etc.
  • Location sharing; history & animated play of previous rides

New Delhi, December 22, 2016: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium-quality digital maps, GPS navigation, GPS tracking, location-based apps and GIS solutions, today announced the launch of Rover Bike. A state-of-the-art connected IoT device for motorbikes, Rover Bike is a comprehensive solution that offers a connected biking experience. It is inconspicuous and easy to install. With this small addition you will never be out of touch with your motorbike.

Rover Bike is powered by MapmyIndia’s proprietary best-in-class maps and location technologies and comes equipped with built-in GPS and Internet connectivity. Users get a free accompanying mobile app (iOS, Android, Windows) that keeps them connected with the bike. Rover Bike is a gps tracker for bike, once fitted onto your motorcycle, it lets you see where it is, through a secure portal 24×7. You get LIVE locations of your motorbike on a map, down to building-level detail, with direction as well as speed. Your drives are continuously and securely monitored and recorded. They also get the option of the animated replay of their previous rides.

This bike security system ensures safety, security, compliance and maintenance of your motorbike. Alerts and information related to ignition on/off, over-speeding, idling, breach of geo-fence (leaving from or arriving at a particular location), servicing, pollution or insurance expiry due etc. are relayed to users via the mobile app, emails and SMSes. Users can store important documents electronically in their app such as Driving License, Registration Certificate, Insurance Policy and Pollution Certificate etc. They can also see the expected time of arrival at a particular destination, get turn by turn directions to their bike when they are away from the bike or have parked it, share the current location of the vehicle, and simultaneously monitor multiple bikes – location and movement on the map. All these features make Rover Bike a must-have gadget for any bike owner and their loved ones.

“MapmyIndia has always endeavored to enhance the way Indians travel. Many of our innovations have made car travel more comfortable, productive and connected. With bike tracking devices like Rover Bike MapmyIndia wants to offer these benefits to motorbike users also. There are more two-wheelers in India than in any other country in the world and like the car market we intend to be lead the way in this segment too. I am confident that the unique combination of tracking, navigation and value added services offered by Rover Bike, will be well received by the users and the market,” says Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, MapmyIndia

Rover Bike has been attractively priced at Rs. 3990/-. The price includes the device and SIM charges. Service for the device can be bought at Rs. 2400/- for a year. For SMSes users will have to buy a suitable plan, additionally. Email Alerts are bundles free with the device. The product is available online at http://www.mapmyindia.com/rover-bike/. The product and technical assistance is also available at many bike dealerships and accessory shops across India. The hardware comes with a manufacturer warranty of 12 months.

About MapmyIndia
MapmyIndia’s mission is to make the world better through maps and location technologies. Founded in 1992, MapmyIndia is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps, and GIS solutions.

Headquartered in New Delhi with offices across India, MapmyIndia is an ISO 9001-2012 company with 750+ people that pioneered digital mapping in India. Since 1995, through continuous efforts of its 400+ professional field surveyors and state-of-the-art mapping technology, including its revolutionary RealView service which captures, analyses and publishes the world in 3D and 360-degree photo-realistic clarity, MapmyIndia has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, reliable, full-featured, professionally created and continuously updated digital map dataset for all India, which are used for a wide range of applications including Navigation, Telematics, Autonomous Driving, Geographic Information Systems, Location Based Services and Smart Cities.

MapmyIndia makes not just the most advanced, accurate and detailed maps of India, but also the best GPS-based IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices optimised for use in vehicle, asset and personal navigation and tracking, market-leading location-based enterprise SaaS (“Software as a Service”), popular and delightful hyper-local mobile and web consumer apps, including maps.mapmyIndia.com, India’s very first and most detailed, accurate and comprehensive interactive online mapping portal, and NaviMaps, the best offline GPS navigation app for India. To enterprises and developers, MapmyIndia also provides a whole range of Map, LBS, GIS, GPS and Telematics Platforms, APIs, professional services and customized solutions which infuse rich and valuable location intelligence into their own apps, solutions, systems and workflows.