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Let’s build awesome apps together using MapmyIndia APIs

AppmyIndia, a developers platform from MapmyIndia witnessed thousands of developers with their ideas for a better and smarter India. Among them is a Chandigarh-based IT professional, Indu Chauhan who came up with a new mobile App “Feelsafe Maps” using MapmyIndia’s APIs! The app has won the first prize of Rs 1 lakh in AppmyIndia “Appathon” organised recently by MapmyIndia. This comes as good news for millions of people with special needs.

Indu Chauhan

Indu Chauhan

“Feelsafe Maps” is developed to cater over 15 million visually, speech and hearing impaired people who can take advantage of MapmyIndia application programme interface (API), which will help them become independent and also stay safe. The app acts like a personal secretary and a virtual friend to its user. This app will integrate with the National Crime Record Bureau to gather data and will use artificial intelligence to tell users about suspected crime locations. “Feelsafe Maps” app is in speak mode and feel mode for the convenience of people with special needs,” says Indu’s husband Apurav, who is a software engineer and has helped his wife in the development of the app.

The app runs on two modes. Feel Mode and Speak Mode.

Feel Mode is helpful for the people who can’t speak, hear or see. The app adopted the principle of Morse code, which is very easy for people with the knowledge of Braille. Users can use the app to communicate using a combination of long and short taps when seeking directions to a location. The app communicates the message via Morse code transmitted via your phone’s vibration.

Speak Mode is designed for a user to interact with the app directly by speaking and then telling it the location required. The app gives directions when the user asks it to navigate.While navigating, the app will alert the user about any possible crime location nearby, based on history of the location. This mode is very useful for those who can’t see, as they can use it to become independent. It will also be useful for normal people, as they can go hands-free while travelling to unknown locations even while using MapmyIndia map API.

MapmyIndia APIs help developer to add powerful location intelligence and mapping functionality to your apps with India’s best maps and location technology.

Read More:- http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/life-style/safe-sound/397382.html

MapmyIndia builds first Digital Map Twin of Real World , releases intelligent, multi-lingual ‘Hey Map’ keyboard app with map and eLoc integrated, and announces ISRO, Idea Cellular and more Make in India alliances, to empower All Billion Indians

MapmyIndia's Flagship Conference on how we can build a Smarter & Better future with Maps and Location Technologies.

MapmyIndia’s Flagship Conference on how we can build a Smarter & Better future with Maps and Location Technologies.

New Delhi, April 17, 2017: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium-quality digital maps, GPS navigation, GPS tracking, location-based apps and GIS solutions, today announced at its flagship Map the Future conference a series of ground-breaking map and location based technology and product releases, as well as strategic Make in India alliances with other best-in-class Indian organizations viz ISRO, Idea Cellular, Visit Health, Aatapaha Smart Lighting, Reverie Language Technologies and Udacity India, that will together lead to best for India solutions for all 125+ crores Indians, 5+ crore Indian businesses, and 7+ lakh Indian governments from village to municipal to district to state to central level.

At the conference, MapmyIndia shared details of its map of the future. On this occasion, Rohan Verma, Chief Technology Officer, MapmyIndia said “The next generation of our revolutionary Real View service, wherein we are pioneering building of the first Digital Map Twin of the Real World, powered by our technology building and acquisition efforts, is unprecedented, universal and overarching. It will be an all-India map of the outdoor and indoor, in 360 degree and 3D, highly accurate and updated live, available in all local languages, captured from the ground as well as the skies, where each place and object is given a unique, simple, standardized identity, that we call eLoc. Our new Hey Map keyboard assistant, and new flagship Map app, will allow all billion Indians to benefit from our map of the future by allowing powerful map, navigation, tracking and analytics features to be accessed across all interfaces, such as mobile, keyboard, voice, VR, across all apps, websites, phones, and IoT platforms and the data and APIs that underlie our map will be power a whole host of consumer, automotive, business and government solutions.”

Mr. Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia said “Our business is strong and fast growing, with a CAGR of 40% YoY during the last decade, continuous and healthy profitability throughout our 20+ year history, and 80% market share by revenue in our location intelligence industry. As we look to the future of India and MapmyIndia, we are focused on creating maps so advanced that they mirror the real world, building location technologies so powerful that they can leapfrog India to the forefront of the digital world, and encouraging innovation across India, to help map a better and smarter future for all Indians. We believe Digital India and Make in India combined will lead to Best for India solutions, and are happy to like-minded organisations”.

MapmyIndia’s partnerships with best-in-class organizations in their domains include ISRO, Idea Cellular, Aatapaha. MapmyIndia additionally shared details at the conference of its collaboration with Reverie Language Technologies for full localization of MapmyIndia map in Indian languages and access through multi-lingual keyboard assistant app with map and eLoc integrated, with Visit Health for a AI-powered Telemedicine Platform integrated with map and GPS for a Swasth Bharat solution, and with Udacity India to strengthen the self-driving engineering ecosystem in India. MapmyIndia also gave away prizes to the winners of its contest for AppmyIndia app developers, idea innovators, and ad creators, who were given the task of coming up with apps, ideas and ads that can help India become better and smarter through maps and location technologies. MapmyIndia shared how it is encouraging broad based innovation across India through its AppmyIndia developer and startup platform, and is working closely with LetsVenture, India’s largest startup funding platform, to help promising AppmyIndia startups receive angel funding, and working with BITS Pilani, one of India’s premier engineering universities, to focus on deep tech and fundamental research that can solve India and the world’s most challenging problems by leveraging and advancing maps and location technologies.

ISRO & MapmyIndia Alliance:

ISRO is best known for its satellite based mapping portal, Bhuvan, which captures India from space and offers a series of satellite imageries and remote sensing maps, which can be updated in near real time in case of disaster. ISRO recently also launched NAVIC, India’s indigenous satellite navigation system. MapmyIndia offers India’s best maps and location technologies. ISRO’s Bhuvan, MapmyIndia’s Maps and Navic have all been integrated for the most powerful, completely Indian and indigenous joint solution of space, ground and satellite mapping and navigation technologies. MapmyIndia has built a fisherman and coast guard alert app to help prevent fishermen from straying beyond Indian waters through the tracking and geofencing features in its Map app. Also, MapmyIndia and Bhuvan have been integrated to give any government, business or consumer user the best of locally made maps and satellite images and hybrid layers, which can be updated in near-real time in case of disaster.

Idea and MapmyIndia’s joint solution for Logistics Tracking:

The logistics industry of India is highly fragmented and dominated by small players (truck owners). More than 95% of logistics industry is dominated by 3rd party trucks being used by manufacturing and supply chain companies. Being the backbone of India Inc’s infrastructure, supply chain industry is undergoing a huge transition. Visibility of a shipment on real time basis is a key component of monitoring and optimizing logistics performance. Idea Business Solutions (IBS) has been working very closely with the manufacturing and logistics industries in India for addressing their requirements. IBS presents the first of its kind GSM based tracking solution for the logistics industry. The solution is targeted towards 3rd party logistics trucks, zero CAPEX and low OPEX functions. It utilizes the GSM network capabilities of Idea Cellular, to track any shipment in India, using an Idea SIM.

Speaking about the service, Mr. Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular said, “The GSM based logistics tracking solution by Idea Cellular is a cost effective, simplified and accurate solution addressing the existing complexities of the Indian Logistics industry. Idea and MapmyIndia are jointly working to develop this solution while utilizing the technical, distribution and customer service synergies of both companies. This easily adoptable solution will enable the logistics industry to optimize its services for a brighter future.”

Key USPs of the Solution:
• Zero Capex solution
• No reverse logistics cost for devices
• Device agnostic solution
• No internet coverage required
• Works in low network coverage areas
• No GPS antenna/device required
• Interactive analytical solution portal

Idea Logistics Tracking Solution recently won the ET Telecom Awards 2017 for the Enterprise Mobility service category.

Aatapaha and MapmyIndia’s joint solution for Street Light Automation:

Automation of street lamps is essential for smooth functioning of any city. Aatapaha is a company that specializes in street light automation technologies and associated services. Aatapaha recently won the biggest order for street light automation in India from EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited). This project is to automate 1.5 million street lamps across India with over 19000 CCMS panels. Aatapaha has already begun execution of this project and meanwhile has start processing other OEM projects as well. Aatapaha’s biggest USPs are its in-house production and R&D facilities.

The joint solution by Aatapaha and MapmyIndia for smart street light automation, also referred to as CCMS (Centralized Control and Monitoring System), runs on GPRS technology and connects to a server applications that records events and energy data for each feeder point in the city.
Aatapaha recently joined hands with MapmyIndia to integrate Aatapaha’s IoT hardware with MapmyIndia’s InTouch platform and app, that allows the street lights to be remotely monitored, controlled, managed and make the solution extensible for features like location based analytics, emergency services, maintenance services, to name a few.

Commenting on the partnership, Aman Chawla, founder of Aatapaha said, “We have been committed to being at the forefront of energy efficiency technology, and MapmyIndia is a company that shares our vision of making India’s cities smarterl. Our partnership to promote the cause of energy efficiency in India is just the beginning of a long-term association with MapmyIndia as we develop smarter solutions to increase efficiency of resources across cities and households.”

Key USPs of the Solution:
• Ensures safety on street
• Saves energy
• Saves daily manpower to turn on / off lights
• Saves maintenance costs
• Solution is extremely low on investment
• Comes with a bluetooth application for field force

About MapmyIndia (http://www.mapmyindia.com)
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.
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For more information – please get in touch at contact@mapmyindia.com

The Hindu covers MapmyIndia’s eLoc

The Hindu writes about MapmyIndia’s eLoc – A digital Address System that replaces the postal address with a unique, verified, six-character  code. B Pradeep Nair has written how MapmyIndia eLoc makes complex addresses have a unique eLoc. Places even inside a building, inside a campus or a flat in an apartment complex can have a unique eLoc. People will be able to navigate right up to the doorstep and navigation becomes easier for e-commerce, logistics and transportation companies. They precious resources like fuel & time to optimize operations.

Read more here- The Hindu

eLoc by MapmyIndia is a game-changing location innovation for a Digital India!

Folks, tell me if you’ve ever been hassled by these…

– searching and navigating to an exact house number/door number using the standard maps app on your Android/iOS mobile

– your Ola and Uber arrives behind/100m away from your home/office to pick u making u walk a distance to get in

– the taxi/ecomm delivery guy keeps calling you to ask exact location and directions to your house’s doorstep

At MapmyIndia, we are releasing an innovative, simple yet powerful, solution to all these woes: we call it eLoc and it is India’s first Nation-wide Digital Address System.

eLoc is simply digital address, wherein an easy to remember, short, unique 6 character code is all you need to remember/type/provide and search/navigate/discover a destination place, down to a specific door number/flat/building. We have released over 2 crore (20 million) eLocs across the length and breadth of rural and urban India, the most by anyone, and will aggressively update and add new eLocs as new places come up and as the few missing places from our database are reported, especially with the help of the community.

We hope to deliver immense benefits to consumers, businesses and governments through eLoc and collaborate/with/share our eLoc APIs and apps with a thriving app developer and enterprise/govt ecosystem to leverage our 20+ years investment in building this out for the benefit of all Indians and India. So reach out to us to partner!

You can read more at http://mapmyindia.com/eloc, and the next time you want to visit our office, simply search MMI000 or type http://mapmyindia.com/MMI000 :)

Would love to know all your thoughts and appreciate your help in spreading the world. Check your eloc and start using/sharing with folks, and if the place is missing please add it to instantly get your user generated eLoc. Do all this in the browser at http://maps.mapmyindia.com or download our Android/iOS/Windows apps from http://mmiapp.in/maps.

Lastly, think of all the possibilities and implications of this innovation. How do you think this can help all Indians and India? Thanks for reading, trying and sharing thoughts and spreading the word!

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