Posts Tagged: Map the Future

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”

MapmyIndia builds first Digital Map Twin of Real World , releases intelligent, multi-lingual ‘Hey Map’ keyboard app with map and eLoc integrated, and announces ISRO, Idea Cellular and more Make in India alliances, to empower All Billion Indians

MapmyIndia's Flagship Conference on how we can build a Smarter & Better future with Maps and Location Technologies.

MapmyIndia’s Flagship Conference on how we can build a Smarter & Better future with Maps and Location Technologies.

New Delhi, April 17, 2017: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium-quality digital maps, GPS navigation, GPS tracking, location-based apps and GIS solutions, today announced at its flagship Map the Future conference a series of ground-breaking map and location based technology and product releases, as well as strategic Make in India alliances with other best-in-class Indian organizations viz ISRO, Idea Cellular, Visit Health, Aatapaha Smart Lighting, Reverie Language Technologies and Udacity India, that will together lead to best for India solutions for all 125+ crores Indians, 5+ crore Indian businesses, and 7+ lakh Indian governments from village to municipal to district to state to central level.

At the conference, MapmyIndia shared details of its map of the future. On this occasion, Rohan Verma, Chief Technology Officer, MapmyIndia said “The next generation of our revolutionary Real View service, wherein we are pioneering building of the first Digital Map Twin of the Real World, powered by our technology building and acquisition efforts, is unprecedented, universal and overarching. It will be an all-India map of the outdoor and indoor, in 360 degree and 3D, highly accurate and updated live, available in all local languages, captured from the ground as well as the skies, where each place and object is given a unique, simple, standardized identity, that we call eLoc. Our new Hey Map keyboard assistant, and new flagship Map app, will allow all billion Indians to benefit from our map of the future by allowing powerful map, navigation, tracking and analytics features to be accessed across all interfaces, such as mobile, keyboard, voice, VR, across all apps, websites, phones, and IoT platforms and the data and APIs that underlie our map will be power a whole host of consumer, automotive, business and government solutions.”

Mr. Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia said “Our business is strong and fast growing, with a CAGR of 40% YoY during the last decade, continuous and healthy profitability throughout our 20+ year history, and 80% market share by revenue in our location intelligence industry. As we look to the future of India and MapmyIndia, we are focused on creating maps so advanced that they mirror the real world, building location technologies so powerful that they can leapfrog India to the forefront of the digital world, and encouraging innovation across India, to help map a better and smarter future for all Indians. We believe Digital India and Make in India combined will lead to Best for India solutions, and are happy to like-minded organisations”.

MapmyIndia’s partnerships with best-in-class organizations in their domains include ISRO, Idea Cellular, Aatapaha. MapmyIndia additionally shared details at the conference of its collaboration with Reverie Language Technologies for full localization of MapmyIndia map in Indian languages and access through multi-lingual keyboard assistant app with map and eLoc integrated, with Visit Health for a AI-powered Telemedicine Platform integrated with map and GPS for a Swasth Bharat solution, and with Udacity India to strengthen the self-driving engineering ecosystem in India. MapmyIndia also gave away prizes to the winners of its contest for AppmyIndia app developers, idea innovators, and ad creators, who were given the task of coming up with apps, ideas and ads that can help India become better and smarter through maps and location technologies. MapmyIndia shared how it is encouraging broad based innovation across India through its AppmyIndia developer and startup platform, and is working closely with LetsVenture, India’s largest startup funding platform, to help promising AppmyIndia startups receive angel funding, and working with BITS Pilani, one of India’s premier engineering universities, to focus on deep tech and fundamental research that can solve India and the world’s most challenging problems by leveraging and advancing maps and location technologies.

ISRO & MapmyIndia Alliance:

ISRO is best known for its satellite based mapping portal, Bhuvan, which captures India from space and offers a series of satellite imageries and remote sensing maps, which can be updated in near real time in case of disaster. ISRO recently also launched NAVIC, India’s indigenous satellite navigation system. MapmyIndia offers India’s best maps and location technologies. ISRO’s Bhuvan, MapmyIndia’s Maps and Navic have all been integrated for the most powerful, completely Indian and indigenous joint solution of space, ground and satellite mapping and navigation technologies. MapmyIndia has built a fisherman and coast guard alert app to help prevent fishermen from straying beyond Indian waters through the tracking and geofencing features in its Map app. Also, MapmyIndia and Bhuvan have been integrated to give any government, business or consumer user the best of locally made maps and satellite images and hybrid layers, which can be updated in near-real time in case of disaster.

Idea and MapmyIndia’s joint solution for Logistics Tracking:

The logistics industry of India is highly fragmented and dominated by small players (truck owners). More than 95% of logistics industry is dominated by 3rd party trucks being used by manufacturing and supply chain companies. Being the backbone of India Inc’s infrastructure, supply chain industry is undergoing a huge transition. Visibility of a shipment on real time basis is a key component of monitoring and optimizing logistics performance. Idea Business Solutions (IBS) has been working very closely with the manufacturing and logistics industries in India for addressing their requirements. IBS presents the first of its kind GSM based tracking solution for the logistics industry. The solution is targeted towards 3rd party logistics trucks, zero CAPEX and low OPEX functions. It utilizes the GSM network capabilities of Idea Cellular, to track any shipment in India, using an Idea SIM.

Speaking about the service, Mr. Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular said, “The GSM based logistics tracking solution by Idea Cellular is a cost effective, simplified and accurate solution addressing the existing complexities of the Indian Logistics industry. Idea and MapmyIndia are jointly working to develop this solution while utilizing the technical, distribution and customer service synergies of both companies. This easily adoptable solution will enable the logistics industry to optimize its services for a brighter future.”

Key USPs of the Solution:
• Zero Capex solution
• No reverse logistics cost for devices
• Device agnostic solution
• No internet coverage required
• Works in low network coverage areas
• No GPS antenna/device required
• Interactive analytical solution portal

Idea Logistics Tracking Solution recently won the ET Telecom Awards 2017 for the Enterprise Mobility service category.

Aatapaha and MapmyIndia’s joint solution for Street Light Automation:

Automation of street lamps is essential for smooth functioning of any city. Aatapaha is a company that specializes in street light automation technologies and associated services. Aatapaha recently won the biggest order for street light automation in India from EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited). This project is to automate 1.5 million street lamps across India with over 19000 CCMS panels. Aatapaha has already begun execution of this project and meanwhile has start processing other OEM projects as well. Aatapaha’s biggest USPs are its in-house production and R&D facilities.

The joint solution by Aatapaha and MapmyIndia for smart street light automation, also referred to as CCMS (Centralized Control and Monitoring System), runs on GPRS technology and connects to a server applications that records events and energy data for each feeder point in the city.
Aatapaha recently joined hands with MapmyIndia to integrate Aatapaha’s IoT hardware with MapmyIndia’s InTouch platform and app, that allows the street lights to be remotely monitored, controlled, managed and make the solution extensible for features like location based analytics, emergency services, maintenance services, to name a few.

Commenting on the partnership, Aman Chawla, founder of Aatapaha said, “We have been committed to being at the forefront of energy efficiency technology, and MapmyIndia is a company that shares our vision of making India’s cities smarterl. Our partnership to promote the cause of energy efficiency in India is just the beginning of a long-term association with MapmyIndia as we develop smarter solutions to increase efficiency of resources across cities and households.”

Key USPs of the Solution:
• Ensures safety on street
• Saves energy
• Saves daily manpower to turn on / off lights
• Saves maintenance costs
• Solution is extremely low on investment
• Comes with a bluetooth application for field force

About MapmyIndia (http://www.mapmyindia.com)
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.
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