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MapmyIndia Supports Limca Book of Records with VT12 GPS Tracking Device

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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Mapmyindia’s vision and future of maps and location technology by the very eminent blogger Prabhat Lall of “somethingtosmileabout.com”

“I had expected it to be a day spent in the air-conditioned comfort of a dark hall accompanied by good food and drinks in the evening with old friends. It didn’t turn out exactly as anticipated.” On the contrary it was a day of experiences, unfolding of dreams and witnessing a vision that was being shared with the millions, some who were physically present and others who were watching it live.

Living his parents’ dreams and taking the legacy forward it was a pleasure, to hear Rohan Verma, take the audience through the dream and journey of his parents. Rashmi and Rakesh Verma had started this journey way back in the mid-nineties on their return from the US with a dream. They had wanted to create advanced, accurate and comprehensive map-data unparalleled anywhere in the world and improve the lives of millions. Today MapmyIndia maps and location based technology offers software services for enterprises, – GPS based IoT devices to connect the world virtually, location tagging everything and Consumer based LBS applications for the 125 Crore people.

“All know dreams and aspirations are never static.” Mapmyindia;s TV ad “har pata hamein hai pata “and bringing Mapmyindia on the stage of “Kingdom of Dreams” inspires dreams and aspirations which are never static”. To know more about “Map The Future Conference” click here- www.mapmyindia.com/map-the-future/

At MapmyIndia, a new vision is created, the unfolding of the passion and hard work of 25 years has lead to creation of maps so powerful that they could power self-driving cars with the technology that navigates through the labyrinth of highways, roads and lanes. The ‘RealView’ 360⁰ panorama in full 3 dimensions gives pre-knowledge of each pothole, each curve, each bent in the route that the vehicle travels.

The vision brings the world together. Keeps you connected with your assets and your loved ones. The use of telematic solutions to map in real-time the ever-changing view, the traffic congestion, the light conditions, bringing in an advanced driving assistance system for the car which was driving itself and an array of IoT devices and sensors to keep you connected every time anytime, be it with your car or your children.

Rohav Verma has talked about Mapmyindia’s journey from cartography maps to creating a virtual world today – what we call “A Digital Map Twin of the real world”. Maps created with cameras that provide images in 2 dimensions in the 3 colour spectrum of red, green and blue creating the depth of the object that would bounce back. Creation of  Digital Map Twin could simulate and copy as close as possible what humans see as they navigate through in their daily life – the objects in the path, uneven ground, the sky above and the potholes below. “The Digital Twin is to be constantly evolving, he says”.

Mr. Rohan Verma, CTO, MapmyIndia

Mr. Rohan Verma, CTO, MapmyIndia

The experience that one could get from the small group of Mapmyindian’s on the dais holding up different devices used in the mapping of the data gave a glimpse of the effort involved – the hours, days, weeks and months of hiking, biking or trekking through terrain without roads with back-packs, the driving using car-top cameras and all the other different ways in which the basic and exact data could be collated, one could feel the love and passion and pride that was exuberated  with a sense of achievement and vision to keep going.

mapping of the data

mapping of the data

The vision of the virtual world presented was of an inter-active, high definition, multi-media technology, using ‘map’ almost a place where one could “touch and feel technology. It was here that the unique, precise 6 alpha-numeric character digital address system – the eLoC presented would became a necessity and a solution in future. eLoc gives each location a post verified digital address, a doorstep’s pincode. It is an Aadhar of addresses.

Map

Map

The Stage was a showcase and experience of transfer of Ideas and sharing of insights by Rohan Verma, Rishin kalra, Tarini Sundar and Venkat, the vision shared, not being limited to just them but instead embraced by each Mapmyindian present at KOD on 17th April – a vision that was shared equally by them all.

MapmyIndia’s vision and mission is to make the world better through maps and location technologies and believes in #MakeinIndia, for India and #BetterIndia. This was quite evident when MapmyIndia introduced its strategic alliance with #MakeinIndia partnerships, the partners bringing their own visions to augment what had been already presented, thus becoming an integral part of the whole – complementing, enlarging, multiple aspirations combining, and each contributing in its own way to the larger spectrum of serving the nation.

Aptly put by Mr Arvind Pani of Reverie, a strategic partner company, India’s first language based map keyboard and mobile assistant:

“दो भरतिया कम्पनी, मैपमयइंडिया और रेव्री, हम लोगों ने ठान लिया है की भारतीयों को, हर भारतीय को अपनी डेस्टिनेशन तक पहुँचाएँगे और अपनी भाषा में पहुँचाएँगे।”

Mr. Lall puts across his experience quite aptly “the end of the rainbow was here at home, in India”. As dreams and visions are never static, the more people there are that share in the vision the more real it becomes. The vision that was presented, that day, at the Kingdom of Dreams, by the MapmyIndian’s.

Mr. Lall we duly appreciate your kind words and blessing as you share your experience and wished us “Good luck and God speed” We look forward to your presence at next “Map The Future Conference”

Udacity Announces Strategic Partnership with MapmyIndia to Strengthen the Self Driving Ecosystem in the country

~ MapmyIndia will provide training to students and recruit professionals who complete the Self Driving Nanodegree with Udacity~

 

  • The self driving nanodegree is the first credential in the autonomous car space for aspiring self driving car engineers
  • It is designed in partnership with stellar pioneers like Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Didi, Otto, and Nvidia
  • By signing up for this course, students get an opportunity to directly learn from one of the foremost authority on Self Driving Cars, Sebastian Thrun, a Google roboticist and founder of Udacity
  • With artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning becoming a norm for all technology enabled companies, the scope for self driving car engineers is huge in India
  • The partnership with MapmyIndia, India’s leader in map data, location technologies and sensors for autonomous vehicles, will provide a platform for these students to work in the exciting field of autonomous vehicles and build the map of the future that will positively transform the automotive and transportation industry of India

 

Delhi, 17th April- India is a huge market when it comes to self driving cars and automation. In order to promote innovation and research in the spectrum of vehicular engineering, the Indian government has proposed an amendment to the motor vehicles act, which when passed will permit testing of self driving cars on Indian roads. This clearly shows that both the public and private sector are equally excited about this new disruption and therefore this opens up a plethora of opportunities for self driving car engineers within the country.

It is also globally believed that Indian roads provide the best testing grounds for self driving technology than other developed nations, as lane discipline and traffic movement is wildly erratic in the country, thereby providing more data to autonomous vehicle sensors. Also, with intelligent technology in the seat, it is also possible to reduce fatal road accidents over time. Therefore, in  these exhilarating times, the partnership between Udacity and MapmyIndia is a step towards consolidating the ecosystem and building pace for rapid and sustained growth.

Udacity provides a platform for a nine months online programme in self driving, where students will work on interactive projects in computer vision and robotic controls, as well as other software development skills that are required to build and develop the self-driving car technology. MapmyIndia has been investing in developing cutting edge technology to fuel maps which can power self-driving cars, of smart cities and states and smart businesses. The partnership will provide wide career opportunities for students who take up this course and will help them solve real life job challenges.

Commenting on the partnership, Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity, said, “ We are extremely excited to be the first edu-tech company to have launched the self driving nanodegree on a global platform. Our courses on AI, self driving and machine learning are an initiative towards creating a robust workforce for dynamic job roles.”

He added, “According to reports, 10 million self driving cars will be on roads by 2020, which clearly shows that demand by  automakers, startups and technology companies for self driving car engineers is extremely high. As one of the early movers in fueling this revolution, our partnership with MapmyIndia is a sincere effort to accelerate innovation in this ecosystem and  provide a wide spectrum of opportunities for students in India.”

Commenting on the same, Rohan Verma, Executive Director and CTO, MapmyIndia, said “MapmyIndia’s mission is to make the world better through maps and location technologies. We own 80% market share in the automotive maps, navigation, telematics and advanced driving assistance systems space, with 14 car manufacturers and more than 40 car models currently powered by MapmyIndia, and 2000+ enterprise customers who use our GPS solutions to their vehicle fleets. 1.5 years ago we announced our bold initiative to build a map so advanced it can power super-safe self-driving cars using our stack of maps, software and sensors, and we introduced our revolutionary RealView service which captures, recognizes and published the real world in photo-realistic clarity in full 360 degree and 3D. We believe the time is right to take the next step of bringing suitable safety-first self-driving technology to vehicles, road infrastructure and cities in India. We’re excited to support our customers, work closely with the ecosystem, and recruit talented specialists from Udacity’s Self Driving Nanodegree program, who believe in our mission and want to accelerate the positive transformation of the vehicle and transportation industries in India, to make Indian roads safer, and lives of road commuters traffic-free, and the Indian transportation industry highly efficient”

About Udacity-

Udacity’s mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging and highly effective learning to the world. The company, headquartered in Silicon Valley, works with industry leaders including AT&T,Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com and Cloudera to build technology classes that are designed to advance lifelong learning.

For more information, go to https://www.udacity.com

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About MapmyIndia (http://mapmyindia.com, http://eloc.me/mmi000)

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.

MapmyIndia announces ‘Digital Map Twin of the Real World’, enhances Real View with AI and Laser, Indoor and Drone based 3D and 360 scanners, and acquires VidTeq, pioneer in VideoMaps

Delhi NCR, April 17, 2017 – MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps and location technologies, today announced that its revolutionary Real View platform is now capable of building the world’s first ‘Digital Map Twin of the Real World’. This Real View Digital Map Twin will capture, recognize and publish real-as-life 3D and 360 degree map of both the outdoors and indoors through GPS, laser and panoramic camera sensors embedded on top of ground-based vehicles, back-packs, trains, flying drones, and trolleys that can move quickly indoors.

MapmyIndia’s next gen Real View can be updated continuously by leveraging MapmyIndia’s IoT (Internet of Things) platform, InTouch, which can process enormous streams of real-time video and data from vehicle sensors and professionally moderated crowd-sourced reports on traffic and road conditions, as well as its analytics engine, Insight, which analyses geo-tagged video in real-time through computer-vision and machine learning techniques to recognize and extract fixed features and changing obstacles on/conditions of the roads. Finally, through its recently released eLoc Digital Address System, MapmyIndia simplifies the identification and communication of every address, place and object in the real world by giving it a simple, short, standardised, precise and unique 6 character alphanumeric eLoc code (e.g. 8GDTYX represents a door number C2/149a, Janakpuri, New Delhi), along with an openly shareable standard eLoc link (e.g. http://eloc.me/8GDTYX). Thus, MapmyIndia is in essence creating and Advanced, Fully Annotated, Video Map of the Real World i.e. a Digital Map Twin of the Real World.

This ground-breaking suite of technologies is a world-first and leapfrogs the Indian mapping industry and MapmyIndia to the forefront of the global mapping industry. MapmyIndia already possesses the most comprehensive digital map data set of India, and with the help of the Digital Map Twin of the Real World, is best positioned to accelerate the advent of super-safe self-driving cars, smart cities and emergency response system, and factories, buildings, warehouses and retail outlets of the future in India, sooner than the rest of the world. MapmyIndia offers a suite of Smart Vehicle, Transportation, Governance, Security, Business, Retail, Warehouse and Factory enterprise solutions based on its capabilities around Indoor and Outdoor, 360 degree and 3D, mapping and laser scanning capabilities through its ground-based, drone-based and indoor-based RealView platforms.

Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia said “We moved back to India in the early 90s to give back to our country through technology and innovation, and pioneered digital mapping for India in 1995. In 2017, we are excited to pioneer building of the Real World’s Digital Map Twin, and are proud to say that India and MapmyIndia will lead the world in mapping innovation and technologies. India is going through rapid development and there is urgent need for addressing both parts of India, which are developing as well as which are aspirational. Our cities need to become smarter, and that can only happen if we model and map our cities in full 3D, 360 degree and in real-time, so that quality of life and efficiency of governance and business increases in cities. Our cars need to become safer and self-driving, to reduce road accidents and traffic and to bring down costs of logistics and road transportation. And finally, the indoors of our buildings and infrastructure, where 90% of the GDP is created and where we spend 90% of our time, needs to be fully mapped in 3D, so that we as a society can become the smartest and feel the safest. We are happy to serve all our customers and users, across industry, government, automotive and consumer verticals in mapping the indoors, outdoors, in 360 degree, in 3D, and in real-time to enable a significantly better level of governance, business, transport and everyday live”.

To augment its efforts in building the Digital Map Twin, MapmyIndia has acquired Bengaluru-based pioneer in VideoMaps, VIDTEQ. VIDTEQ was founded by Chandra Thimmannagari and Navada Muraleedhara in May of 2008. VIDTEQ is the Leader and Pioneer in VideoMaps. VideoMap technology allows a user to view a video clip of the complete route from any source to any destination within a City. VIDTEQ has VideoMap-ed more than 20 Cities in India. VIDTEQ has used its VideoMap technology to address one of the biggest pain points, Location and Direction information, for Builders, Schools, Colleges, Resorts and Other Businesses. VIDTEQ products are currently being used by most of the top builders in India. Some of the products offered by VIDTEQ are – VideoMap, Explore, 3D Model, Book Online Platform, Drone View, Map View, 360 Interior/Exterior View etc. VIDTEQ also owns mapmyhome.com, a Real Estate listing portal for new project launches.

“We are extremely excited to be acquired by MapmyIndia. We believe it’s a perfect match. We are the pioneers in VideoMaps. By joining hands with MapmyIndia, who are the leaders in digital maps and location technologies, we would like to together build next generation Advanced VideoMaps that can power Autonomous Vehicles. This is a fantastic day for our users, customers, partners and employees.” said Chandra Thimmannagari, Founder and CEO at VIDTEQ.

“We’re delighted to welcome VIDTEQ into MapmyIndia. We found a common history with the VIDTEQ founders who are also Stanford and Intel alums, and a common passion for maps, cutting edge technologies and India’s development. The MapmyIndia and VIDTEQ teams are excited to build the future of maps and location technologies together, that can make our world better”, said Mr. Rohan Verma, CTO at MapmyIndia.

About MapmyIndia (www.mapmyindia.com, http://eloc.me/mmi000)

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 and its own private investment of Rs 200+ Crore into cutting technologies and professional map building processes, which includes its revolutionary RealView service that 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 data set IP for all India, including the game-changing eLoc digital address innovation, a 6 character code for every doorstep across 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 powers 5000+ enterprises, 80% of car with in-built navigation in India run on MapmyIndia, 10,000+ developers build on the MapmyIndia stack, and MapmyIndia has successfully served over 10 million individual end users and customers.

MapmyIndia makes not just the most advanced, accurate and detailed maps of India, but also the best GPS-based IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices optimized 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. Enterprises, startups and developers can infuse rich and valuable location intelligence into their own apps, IoT devices, solutions, systems and workflows by integrating with the MapmyIndia Stack, which is India’s best and most powerful set of data, APIs, professional services and customized solutions covering maps, navigation, tracking and location analytics. MapmyIndia’s developer platform, AppmyIndia (http://appmyindia.com), already powers tens of thousands of developers, startups and technology deployments by marquee public and private sector enterprises across 4 themes – Smart Cars, Smart Businesses, Smart Governments, and Smart Consumers – and is focused on enabling the entire ecosystem to transform India and leapfrog it to the forefront of the digital world.

About VidTeq (India) Private Limited

Headquartered in Bangalore, VIDTEQ is the Leader and Pioneer in VideoMaps. We provide VideoMap based Navigation, Location and Search solutions for Businesses.  We are the FIRST in the World to come up with the concept of VideoMap and the technology associated with it. For more information, please visit www.vidteq.com.

 

MapmyIndia acquires Vidteq to build next generation video maps

MapmyIndia announced that its Real View platform is now capable of building the world’s first ‘Digital Map Twin of the Real World’.

Real View Digital Map Twin can capture, recognize and publish “real-as-life” 3D and 360 degree maps of both outdoors and indoors via GPS, laser and panoramic camera sensors that are embedded on top of ground-based vehicles, backpacks, trains, flying drones, and trolleys that can move quickly indoors.

MapmyIndia acquired Bengaluru-based video maps provider VIDTEQ to build this digital map twin. VIDTEQ’s technology allows users to view video-based directions between two different points in a city. VIDTEQ has covered more than 20 cities across the country.

“We are the pioneers in VideoMaps. By joining hands with MapmyIndia, who are the leaders in digital maps and location technologies, we would like to together build next generation Advanced VideoMaps that can power Autonomous Vehicles” said Chandra Thimmannagari, Founder and CEO at VIDTEQ.

“The MapmyIndia and VIDTEQ teams are excited to build the future of maps and location technologies together, that can make our world better” said MapmyIndia CTO Rohan Verma.

Real View platform can be updated continuously by using its IoT platform InTouch and its analytics engine Insight. InTouch processes real-time video streams, vehicle sensors data and professionally moderated crowd-sourced reports on traffic and road conditions while Insight analyses geo-tagged videos in real-time via computer-vision and machine learning techniques to recognize and extract fixed features and changing obstacles on/conditions of the roads. MapmyIndia is also using its recently launched digital address system eLoc to offer users 6 character unique alphanumeric code for the place.

“We are excited to pioneer building of the Real World’s Digital Map Twin, and are proud to say that India and MapmyIndia will lead the world in mapping innovation and technologies.” said MapmyIndia managing director Rakesh Verma. “We are happy to serve all our customers and users, across industry, government, automotive and consumer verticals in mapping the indoors, outdoors, in 360 degree, in 3D, and in real-time to enable a significantly better level of governance, business, transport and everyday live”