On Tuesday, 21st December 2021, MapmyIndia hit a special milestone.
We became the first Indian digital mapping and geospatial technologies products and platforms company to get publicly listed on the Indian bourses. This landmark was reached under the leadership of our co-founders, Rakesh Verma (Chairman and Managing Director) and Rashmi Verma (CTO), and our CEO & Executive Director, Rohan Verma.
While our journey over the last 26 years has been long and arduous, it has certainly been worthwhile because of all of those who have been associated with us in some way, shape or form – our users, our customers, our well-wishers. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
During the listing ceremony of MapmyIndia, our co-founder, Rakesh Verma said, “Back in 1995, it was our conviction that 80% of all data would have a location component. With that conviction, now, we can say that the use cases will be unlimited, with imagination being the only limiting factor. Today, I’m grateful to all MapmyIndians – thanks to you, you dedicated your life, time to build the digital map, which we safely say is the best digital map in this world for our own country.” He added, “I feel one chapter is coming to a close, but we are in a happy place as the new one is emerging, which is even more powerful and strong.”
Our CTO, Rashmi Verma also shared her thoughts on this occasion, she said “Listing MapmyIndia is an important milestone of our strategic vision, and combined with a very good execution process based on the fundamental three pillars – our people, culture and our customers, we have been able to build this passionate set of people. People are our biggest asset and taking care of their well-being and growth is built into our ethos. Since the inception of MapmyIndia, we have instilled in our culture customer centricity, so we believe our partners are our customers and our customers are our partners – creating a long-lasting relationship.”
On this momentous occasion, our CEO, Rohan Verma, had the following words to say, “These few weeks of December 2021 mark a special milestone. MapmyIndia (C.E. Info Systems Ltd) is becoming a publicly listed company on the Indian stock exchanges. We always wanted to build an enduring and impactful company that is for India, from India and by Indians. So, we are really happy to go from being privately held to publicly held, with lakhs of public shareholders across the length, breadth and depth of India.”
Our mission at MapmyIndia has always been to build world-class maps and technologies and bring infinite positive benefits to everyone through our company’s efforts. You – our customers and users – mean the world to us! We are extremely committed to continuously innovate, improve, evolve and will always do everything possible to better serve our country, our customers, our users, and our shareholders.
Minimising Accidents through Real-Time Accident Prone Zone Safety Alerts to Drivers during navigation & Driving on Highways with help of FREE for citizen indigenous mobile app and also in-vehicle systems, powered by geospatial data analytics of historical accident data
Mumbai, December 17, 2021: Government of India’s Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, IIT Madras and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital data and technology products and platforms company for maps, geospatial and location-based IoT, today signed an MoU for collaboration on driver and road safety technologies, and jointly launched India’s best and FREE-TO-USE navigation app service for all 130+ crore Indians.
The MapmyIndia app, enhanced with the support of MoRTH and IIT Madras, provides road safety alerts to users about upcoming accident hazards while driving. By using this navigation app, users will get voice and visual alerts about upcoming accident-prone zones, speed breakers, sharp curves, potholes etc, to ensure they can drive carefully and avoid accidents. Further through the app, users and authorities can also report and broadcast accidents, unsafe areas, road and traffic issues on the map to help benefit other users, which will be analysed by IIT Madras and MapmyIndia and will then be used by the Government of India to improve road conditions in future.
The MapmyIndia, which won the Government of India’s Attmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge in 2020, additionally offers a myriad of mapping, navigation, safety and hyper-local features to help users in their day to day lives as they move around their city or across the country. The collaboration between MoRTH, IIT Madras and MapmyIndia represents the best of the public sector, academia and private sector coming together to offer a world-class, locally relevant, indigenous solution.
This is a truly Aatmanirbhar, Sarvottam Bharat initiative, and all Indians are encouraged to download and use the MapmyIndia app, and take benefit of these enhanced navigation and road safety alerts while driving. Further, all government organisations at central, state and local levels such as transport, public works, road and traffic departments and authorities are encouraged to use the app to report and broadcast information about accidents, poor traffic or road conditions, road works etc., so that users can be quickly alerted about potentially dangerous areas.
The free-to-use app can be downloaded by visiting mapmyindia.com/move.
To know more view this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0UfUEhuAo
About MoRTH : Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is an apex organisation under the Central Government, is entrusted with the task of formulating and administering, in consultation with other Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, organisations and individuals, policies for Road Transport, National Highways, Road Safety and Transport Research with a view to increase the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in the country.
About IIT Madras : IIT Madras is a premier academic and research institute constituted by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act 1961, has been actively involved in developing various data-driven initiatives for improving road safety. IITM had conceptualized and designed an integrated road accident database for deployment across India. IITM also is actively involved in building capacity and capability, particularly in advancing road safety across various State Governments and to Government of India.
About MapmyIndia (C.E. Info Systems Ltd) : MapmyIndia is India’s leading provider of advanced digital maps, geospatial software and location-based IoT technologies, founded and headquartered in New Delhi in 1995. More at www.mapmyindia.com
The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA), a premier industry association of space and satellite companies, on 11th October, 2021.
MapmyIndia (Founding member – ISpA) and other founding members including Bharti Airtel, Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group) addressed and thanked the Prime Minister on his vision of making India Aatmanirbhar, technologically advanced and a leading player in the space arena.
Also present at the launch event were Shri Ashwin Vaishnav, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics & IT; Shri Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor of India; Dr Jitender Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State – Department of Space; Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff of India; Shri K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Shri Pawan Goenka, Chairman, IN-SPACe.
Speaking on the occasion the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said: “Today is the day the Indian space sector receives new wings. For 75 years since independence, Indian space has been dominated by a single umbrella of Indian government and government institutions. Scientists of India have made huge achievements in these decades, but the need of the hour is that there should be no restrictions on Indian talent, whether it is in the public sector or in the private sector. In a way, the country has given a new gift to the talent of India’s entrepreneurs by opening up India’s space sector in its 75th year of independence. Let this collective power of India’s population take the space sector forward in an organized manner. The Indian Space Association (ISpA) will play a huge role in this.”
Represented by leading homegrown and global corporations with advanced space and satellite technologies capabilities, ISpA aims to be the collective voice of the India Space industry. The association will engage with stakeholders across the ecosystem to formulate an enabling policy framework that fulfils the government’s vision.
On behalf of MapmyIndia, Rakesh Verma (Co-founder & CMD) and Rohan Verma (CEO & ED) had the privilege and pleasure of addressing the Prime Minister for his government’s historic reforms concerning the mapping and geospatial sector.
Rohan also thanked ISRO and other government departments for all their support and joint initiatives which are leveraging MapmyIndia’s ready-to-use, indigenous, comprehensive digital map data for all India, map APIs, 4D RealView mapping technology and eLoc, to improve the lives of all 130+ crore Indians and benefit all segments of India’s economy through Aatmanirbhar, indigenous, highly advanced mapping and geospatial technology capabilities.
MapmyIndia partners with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Happiest Minds Technologies to make India’s airspace map for drone operations, which is put up on the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) DigitalSky platform. This collaboration aims to help civilian drone operators check the demarcated no-fly zones or where they need to undergo certain formalities before flying a drone.
The features of the DigitalSky platform include an interactive map demarcating the green, yellow and red zones across the country.
The green zone is the airspace up to 400 feet undesignated as either a red or yellow zone and is up to 200 feet above the area located between 8-12 km from the perimeter of an operational airport. In green zones, no permission is required for operating drones with an all-up weight of up to 500 kgs.
The yellow zone is the airspace above 400 feet in a designated green zone; above 200 feet in the area located between 8-12 km from the perimeter of an operational airport and above ground in the area located between 5-8 km from the periphery of an operating airport.
Drone operations in the yellow zone require permission from the concerned air traffic control authority – AAI, IAF, Navy, HAL etc., as the case may be. Yellow zones have been reduced from 45 km earlier to 12 km from the airport perimeter.
The red zones are a ‘no-drone zone’ within which drones can be operated only after permission from the Central Government. The airspace map may be modified by authorised entities from time to time. Anyone planning to operate a drone should mandatorily check the latest airspace map for any changes in zone boundaries.
The airspace map of India is developed by MapmyIndia and Happiest Minds and is available on the digital sky platform of DGCA (https://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in/home).
EatFit, one of India’s largest healthy food platforms, will be integrating MapmyIndia’s Location APIs that will enable it to improve the app experience, reduce delivery times and improve the overall user experience.
With food delivery becoming an increasingly common thing of the present, especially during the pandemic, ordering food has never been more convenient or safe. Keeping that in mind, this partnership aims to make the food experience customer-centric.
MapmyIndia’s location APIs augment the EatFit applications in several ways to enable the map functionality through the address picker and auto-suggest features. Additionally, to aid in accurate delivery, MapmyIndia is providing the routing algorithm for tracking and distance matrix APIs to improve EatFit kitchen discoverability and hence optimise the delivery network.
EatFit and MapmyIndia aspire to provide users with the ultimate food delivery experience that can help make India healthier and hyperlocal by utilising the best-in-class location tech that MapmyIndia has built for the entirety of India. Currently, EatFit is present in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore & Coimbatore, and further planning expansion across India.
A few words from team Eatfit and team MapmyIndia on the exciting development:
“At its core EatFit is all about its customers. We strive to keep serving the best and healthiest food options to them at their convenience and offer a great customer experience across the board”, commented Ankit Nagori, co-founder, EatFit. “The integration of MapMyIndia into our app is a step further in this direction. We believe that their highly-capable team will help elevate hyperlocal navigation and strengthen our delivery network, thus making ordering in food from EatFit a far superior experience.”
“We’ve been great fans of EatFit as a business, and Ankit as an entrepreneur, and are excited about the benefits they are bringing to users. We’re happy at MapmyIndia to move a step ahead in our endeavour to deliver cutting edge, location-based cloud services. By integrating our Location APIs with EatFit, we are not just offering our services but also aspiring to provide a much faster delivery & a healthier experience to the Indian consumer. Whether someone is at home or on the go, they can use EatFit to order a healthy meal,” says Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director at MapmyIndia.