Posts Tagged: map api features 25 year journey of MapmyIndia, building maps and location data covered MapmyIndia’s success story of creating India’s most exhaustive, accurate, and information rich digital maps and revolutionizing the use of GIS in the business models in India. The company was started by the husband-wife duo, Rakesh & Rashmi Verma in 1994 who led MapmyIndia’s pioneering and path ­breaking effort to create the foundation, framework and architecture for a robust and scale-able model of digital mapping in India. Today MapmyIndia team successfully delivers India’s most comprehensive and feature rich location data products and services. This unique and highly effective business model of MapmyIndia has been highly acknowledged and recommended in a case study by Harvard Business Review.

“Currently, the company offers an entire API stack, IOT devices, a map app, and is creating disruptive technologies for a better, safer and a smarter India. It has mapped over 10.54 Mn unique Points of Interests, expanded coverage of over 2 Mn Kilometers of road network, 7068 cities at street level with house address level data for 80 cities, 6 Lakh villages, and 3D & 2D landmarks in 86 cities”. The core of the company is that we build maps, says Rohan Verma, CTO MapmyIndia.  Taking forward his parents passion and legacy, his vision is, to, creating the digital twin of the real world. A full 360-degree, indoor, outdoor, where we have an idea of how the world functions. The idea is that one day the digital twin of the world has to be made, for digital world experience.

Not fazed by the competition , Mapmyindia is dedicated to providing value added services with maps and location technologies, an asset for the country, with focus on being better, thus playing a key role in developing smart cities and swacch Bharat initiatives to make a world better place for the billions.

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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.

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