CIOReview interviews MapmyIndia’s COO, Sapna Ahuja, on the role of GIS in location mapping, navigation, tracking, IoT and analytics, all invaluable in “Smart Governance.”
“We wish to help the Indian smart governance ecosystem which comprises of smart cities, transportation, and smart governance, informs Sapna, Maps, and location IoT plays an important role in all smart city systems like command & critical intelligent planning, traffic solutions, street light management & solid waste management”.
MapmyIndia’s data services and software are being used extensively by Central and State Government agencies along with associated cloud services or the more secure in-premise solutions within government offices The article shares insights on IoT applications like vehicle tracking and monitoring solutions for public transport, giving important information about traffic, road conditions and places of interest along the route. This comprehensive database is focussed to make governance more efficient, accountable and transparent. The solutions are designed to overcome major civic, emergency and transportation bottlenecks and smoothen delivery of public services that can help the society.
CIOReview highlighted the company’s flagship application called ‘one map app’ to enables citizens to raise complaints, tagging the exact complaint location on the one map app, which is then promptly routed to the concerned department for action. “Through our flagship app now citizens can tag about power outage, street light issue on their exact location and it will be sent directly to the concerned government authority.”
MapmyIndia is working towards solving the unstructured address system with Digital Addressing system called eLocation, will become the backbone of the location-based solution. The vision is to move from 2D/3D maps based solutions to a real-time Digital Twin of the country.
Tokyo, Japan, and New Delhi, India, May 21, 2018
MapmyIndia is happy to announce its partnership with NTT DATA Corporation (TOKYO: 9613) a global IT solutions provider, to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain.
Businesses and Government users will now be able to better leverage on the most accurate and comprehensive 3D maps of the country, which would make them even more competitive in domestic and international markets. These maps will also help the Indian government and its agencies to better plan and execute infrastructure development, resource allocation, disaster mitigation and prevention, and more.
The partnership is covered extensively by various print and digital media:
Taiwan News: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3436105
“Through our collaboration with MapmyIndia, we look forward to establishing a leading position in India’s 3D mapping market,” said NTT DATA Senior Vice President Shinichi Usui. “Building on MapmyIndia’s local strengths, we will offer 3D datasets that enable our Indian customers to develop sustainable and future-capable businesses. This will be an important step in NTT DATA’s plan to drive the global market for 3D mapping.”
“It has been our endeavor to make available to the Indian consumer the best of mapping and location technology,” said MapmyIndia Executive Director Shivalik Prasad. “I am happy that a leading company like NTT DATA has joined forces with us to develop AW3D maps for India, which are some of the best 3D map datasets in use across the world.
Coverage and Benefits
AW3D® is the world’s most precise, pre-produced global series of digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-meter resolution. AW3D also provides high-resolution 3D maps across the globe with up to 0.5m resolution. Users of AW3D India will benefit from up-to-date, highly detailed 3D datasets covering extensive areas of the Indian subcontinent. To develop AW3D India, NTT DATA’s 3D mapping algorithm will be combined with MapmyIndia’s advanced mapping technology. The datasets will be extremely useful for a wide variety of segments in the Indian economy, including telecom, automotive, construction, insurance, and government. AW3D for India’s 3D maps will enable users to make fast, informed decisions for undertakings such as 4G/5G network planning, navigation, insurance risk mitigation and smart city planning.
Headquartered in New Delhi (India’s capital) with offices across the country, MapmyIndia (C.E. Info Systems Pvt. Ltd.) was founded in 1995. The company is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data, APIs, GPS navigation, telematics, location-based SaaS and GIS Solutions.
With over 22 years of continuous efforts, MapmyIndia has pioneered the creation of digital maps in India – the most comprehensive, accurate, and continuously updated nationwide map dataset IP. The company has grown its prowess with cutting-edge location technology, specifically in the areas of Navigation, Tracking, IoT, and Analytics to provide products, services, and solutions to over 10 million end users – be it consumers, enterprises or the government.
MapmyIndia is focused on building a smarter and better future and packages its offerings to contribute to four broad themes – Smart Cars, Smart Businesses, Smart Governments, and Smart Consumers. We are proud to be a truly Indian company that is committed to generating employment for Indians. MapmyIndia endeavors to power the entire ecosystem with best-in-class maps and location, and to leapfrog India to the forefront of the digital world.
About NTT DATA Corporation
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.
AW3D is the world’s most precise, pre-produced series of global digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-meter resolution. NTT DATA developed and sells AW3D jointly with the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC). To date, AW3D has been used in 500 projects and more than 70 countries, mainly in emerging markets countries of Asia and Africa for infrastructure development, disaster-prevention measures and much more. In May 2015, NTT DATA launched an enhanced service that offers high-definition and high-resolution (0.5- to two-meter) satellite images of buildings and other structures, including their heights, in a vector-map format. Please visit http://www.aw3d.jp/en/.
“AW3D” is a registered trademark of NTT DATA and RESTEC in Japan, and a registered trademark of NTT DATA in Europe (EUTM) and the United States.
You will now be able to access local weather, extended forecasts & temperature information in real time, for any location Pan India. Adding to its list of awesome features, MapmyIndia, partners with The Weather Company (TWC) an IBM business, to integrate weather-related information on its mapping solutions. Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director MapmyIndia, during his press interaction informed “The weather information at hyper-local level and on real-time basis, will help customers make informed business decisions at faster pace. Accessed easily on web and mobile, the solution will enable higher profits and increased operational efficiency for customers”.
With MapmyIndia and TWC working together with highly accurate maps and timely weather predictions, preventive actions could be planned to save lives and prevent damage to national property caused due to unpredictable weather patterns. These “Precision Mapped Weather Forecasts” from MapmyIndia and TWC together, may help alleviate a lot of weather related issues in coming times.
MapmyIndia maps have been regularly used across government agencies. National Food Storage companies like Food Corporation of India would be able to use their exact digital storage locations on MMI maps and related weather forecasts to identify risk areas. They could then effectively protect their grain stores across the nation. Geo-fencing of areas, and looking at their weather data collated by TWC over years, would help predict rain weather conditions to save crops in states like Punjab.
Benefits of this “hand-shake” will accrue across various industries. Commenting on TWC’s partnerships, Himanshu Goyal says “Besides government, we are targeting sectors like automotive, sports, agriculture, logistics and disaster management,” during his interaction with The Economic Times
The collaboration has been published by the The Economic Times and PTI with inputs from Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, Mapmylndia and Himanshu Goyal, India Sales and Alliance Leader, TWC
The Economic Times story was also covered in the Bangalore print edition of the paper.
The interaction with PTI was also covered across Business Standard; Business Today; India Today; Outlook India.
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Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia says, “I am confident that the MapmyIndia Smart Mobility Platform will prove to be a game changer for the Indian Automotive Industry. With the combined power of Maps, Navigation, Tracking & Analytics, the Automotive OEMs would now be able to offer – convenience, safety, efficiency and community engagement to both personal and commercial customers. All of MapmyIndia’s solutions and IoT devices will henceforth be powered by the new MSMP platform. MapmyIndia has always endeavoured to bring the benefits of location technology to maximum number of Indians through its innovations in the Smart Mobility domain, leveraging MapmyIndia’s best-in-class, professionally created map data to provide accurate granular hyper-local search, down to house numbers. MSMP is truly, a Make in India solution that is Made for India.”
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