Businessworld covers MapmyIndia’s eLoc – India’s first Nation-wide Digital Address System. The Journalist talks about how eLoc makes individual commuter’s and travelers’ lives much easier through quick and precise navigation to a destination, enhances field delivery/visit capabilities and profitability of businesses across e-commerce, transportation, and logistics-heavy sectors, and brings productivity and transparency to government services, delivery and taxation at a property level. Visit: www.mapmyindia.com/eloc
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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.
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”.
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.
Other features include:-
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, 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.firstname.lastname@example.org MapmyIndia Naman Mittal +91 9718001166 email@example.com