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Tata Tech Talks with Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director of MapmyIndia

“Our world is getting better using cutting edge maps and location technologies”. Maps and location technology have been part of our past, present and future, from ancient history of cartography maps for explorers and adventurers to being used today for automation and Robotics” Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director #mapmyindia gives an interesting talk at Tata Tech Talks

Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, MapmyIndia

Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, MapmyIndia

Shivalik talks about how technology is shaping everything focused on building a better future for India, especially through maps and location data innovation. Maps have come a long way and evolved as key component of technology. From ancient historic paper maps to digital maps to navigation maps, maps have became a way of life.

At MapmyIndia, we are trying to bridge the gap between physical and digital world. He gives insights to the new generation of subversive maps that are 3D, real time maps that have emerged. There are live maps with sensors giving real time data of the 360 degree panoramic real view, with live traffic data, probe data and essentially the big data. “We are augmenting this data for connected experience through sensors and host of IoT devices, he says”.
MapmyIndia focuses on the BIG data which is the core component and makes location as an important inclusion in the digital India stack. This includes high definition maps, Laser maps, point cloud, autonomous vehicles, machine learning, predictive analysis, navigation, and innovative technologies created at #mapmyindia to build disruptive solutions. Talking about next generation of solutions are ADAS maps i.e the Advance driving assistance. Taking the lead for ADAS maps, MapmyIndia is building road trajectory that will empower autonomous cars. The gears in engine would change automatically because the cars will have road information of its route. The creation of Indoor maps for malls and museums will help to walk through virtually or physically at 1 cm accuracy with panoramic maps. MapmyIndia is in the process of creating laser maps, already done for 75 cities in India and is continuously building these maps to create point cloud data. These are advanced video maps to be adopted by public and government bodies for planning, service delivery, governance, law enforcement that will improve development, safety and security of the country and the citizens.

India is a growing country and is leapfrogging into a generation of paperless layer. MapmyIndia’s digital eLoc address system is a six digit alpha numeric address system, the aadhaar of the Indian address system that will make location an integrated part of the India digital stack and become a part of the ecosystem that will make our life better. MapmyIndia is creating and stitching all the components of maps and location together and thereby creating the “Real view Digital twin”. India will be highly automated Robotic country, going digital in a big way and maps is a core component of digital economy going forward.

To know more visit www.mapmyindia.com

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!

The Hindustan Times lauds the benefits of feature-rich Personal Navigation Devices

Tired of losing network connectivity on your mobile app? Do you miss the next direction when you’re under a flyover? Have you got lost because you’re outside network coverage? It’s time to switch to a personal navigation device loaded with best-in-class, offline & accurate maps from MapmyIndia.

The Hindustan Times agrees with the advantages of having a standalone navigation device, stating that “The major difference between Navigation devices and Navigation Applications are that such devices use satellite signals to function whereas the applications use internet.” These plug and play devices reduce dependability on the smartphone and data network connectivity. Besides house no. level & 3D Navigation maps the device are loaded with host of other features like entertainment, rear view camera display and Bluetooth connectivity. With benefits of this game changing technology, the demand for the navigation solutions has increased manifold over the last ten years driven by the need for security and efficiency.”

Navigation Devices

The Hindustan Times lauds the benefits of feature-rich Personal Navigation Devices

For someone who drives a lot and relies heavily on the GPS navigation, having a dedicated device makes more sense. MapmyIndia’s navigation solutions are available across spectrum of personal navigation devices, mobile apps, In-car entertainment systems, in the aftermarket or by leading OEM manufacturers such as Mahindra, BMW, General Motors, Ford, TATA, etc.

To know more visit: www.mapmyindia.com

Powering this e-Commerce season with the smartest logistics!

For 20 years, we have worked hard on putting together professionally created map data for our feature-rich set of digital maps. With the most comprehensive house-number level address data, we are proud to be powering the smartest businesses like Flipkart’s Ekart to support the expected four-fold jump for this year’s festival season.

Business Standard’s Alnoor Peermohamed writes about Flipkart this e-Commerce season. Check out the article below!

To know more about the company powering giants of the e-Commerce industry, visit: www.mapmyindia.com

Flipkart EKART

Flipkart’s EKART introduces smart consumer courier service

 

MapmyIndia gets ready for smart city projects

Mapmyindia’s mission is to make the world better with maps and location based technology.  Not one government, one authority or one person can do it. At Mapmyindia, we  are excited to start playing a crucial role in India’s Smart City revolution through our maps, GPS and location solutions, and are happy to play our part in putting all the pieces together for the last 20+ years to help make India better, to make India smarter.

Reporting issues on a public map make them instantly actionable and make the responsible agencies accountable to respond quickly and appropriately. Be it water logging, potholes or poor mobile network or bad traffic or places where we feel unsafe, in an actionable manner – by pinpointing them on a map and describing the problem, we can help the society.

Helping us in our Endeavour, to spread the word, “ S Ronendera Singh at Business line The Hindu”  communicates how MapmyIndia is developing awesome apps through its Appmyindia platform for one to directly report or post the exact problem to the concerned authority.

MapmyIndia believes “By leveraging on map and Location expertise, we can enable our government and citizens to make informed decisions when answering the challenges that urban and industrial infrastructures face today”

Click The Hindu Business Line to read more