• Path-breaking milestone in India’s journey towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, wherein Indian users would not be dependent on foreign organisations for maps, navigation, and geospatial services, and leverage made in India solutions instead
• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and MapmyIndia, the pre-eminent indigenous, local organisations in maps and geospatial technologies together provide end to end solution which is world-class and better for India compared to foreign mapping apps and geospatial software
February 12, 2021, New Delhi/Bangalore: Today, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and MapmyIndia announced a path-breaking Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative to partner together to offer India’s best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services by combining the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data.
Through the combined partnership with ISRO, MapmyIndia’s end user maps, apps and services will now integrate with ISRO’s huge catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data, and would be a much better, more detailed and comprehensive, as well as privacy-centric, hyper local and indigenous mapping solution for Indians, compared to foreign map apps and solutions. Users will be able to see in MapmyIndia’s maps, navigation, and geospatial services, all of India from a bird’s eye point of view, and also benefit hugely from the various map-based analytics and insights about weather, pollution, agricultural output, land use changes, flood and landslide disasters, etc. This will become the most comprehensive and useful maps, navigation, and geospatial service for India. MapmyIndia’s maps and APIs will enrich ISRO’s geoportals, empowering Indian scientists, academia, researchers, and government organisations with the best of India’s satellite imagery, earth observation data, and digital map data, and advanced geospatial technologies, all combined together in a fully indigenous Aatmanirbhar ISRO-MapmyIndia platform.
Commenting on the occasion, Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia said, “This is a special moment for us at MapmyIndia. For 25 years, we’ve persisted, despite many odds, because of our passion for India, for maps & technology, and our never-ending desire to positively impact society through business. This partnership with ISRO heralds new dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the strategic area of maps and geospatial technologies. I’d like to thank first and foremost our honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji, for his clarion call for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Vocal for Local and for him personally driving reforms in space and mapping sectors. I’d also like to especially thank ISRO Chairman, Dr. K. Sivan and ISRO Scientific Secretary, Shri R Umamaheshwaran and the entire ISRO team for guiding us and facilitating such an amazing partnership. I’m committed to seeing all Indians benefit from the good work we’ve done at MapmyIndia over the last 25 years, and helping accelerate India’s rise as the most advanced country in the world through the full power of our maps and geospatial technologies, all developed indigenously in India, for India, and in future, for the world.”
There are many reasons why Indians are better off with an indigenous solution for maps and geospatial services. MapmyIndia, being a responsible, local, Indian company, ensures that its maps reflect the true sovereignty of the country, depicting India’s borders as per the Government of India, and hosts its maps in India. MapmyIndia pioneered digital mapping in India in 1995, far before any foreign organisation, and for the last 25+ years has created India’s most comprehensive, accurate, detailed, feature-rich, and continuously updated digital map data product. MapmyIndia’s maps cover all 7.5 lakh villages, 7500+ cities at street and building-level, connected by all 63 lakh kilometers of road network pan India and within cities, in total providing maps for an unparalleled 3+ crore places across India. This is by far the most exhaustive digital map database of the country, created entirely indigenously using world-class, state-of-the-art mapping technology over the last 25 years, far before any foreign organisation started offering maps for India. Similarly, ISRO is India’s crown jewel when it comes to space and satellite technologies. It has pioneered so many advances when it comes to the frontiers of space and has an enormous catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation for all of India, that it generates and publishes through its constellation of satellites. ISRO is more responsive to the satellite imagery needs of Indians, especially during times of crisis and disaster.
Foreign mapping solutions come with a lot of hidden costs. For e.g., foreign search engines and companies claim to offer “free” maps, but in reality, they make money by targeting the same users with advertising based on invading user privacy and auctioning those users’ private location and movement data. This should be very alarming to all citizens. On the other hand, MapmyIndia has an ethical point of view against advertising led business models of such companies, and hence, does not have an advertising business model. By using MapmyIndia maps and applications instead of the foreign map apps, users can better protect their privacy.
MapmyIndia instead has built a strong, sustainable business based on delivering world-class, positively impactful, and valuable digital map data products, navigation solutions, mapping APIs, automotive technology platforms, geospatial analytics, and GIS solutions, IoT and telematics products, big data, and AI solutions, enterprise software (SaaS) / platforms (PaaS), and full-stack digital automotive, business and government technology solutions to enterprises and app developers, and GPS gadgets and apps for consumers.
This sustainable and direct, clean business model ensures that MapmyIndia’s maps and apps can be kept free of cost as well as free of ads for users. 5000 leading enterprise customers, including automotive companies, government organisations, businesses across industry verticals and app developers, leverage MapmyIndia’s maps and advanced technologies, collectively empowering over 20 crore Indians indirectly, validating the quality and capability of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and advanced technology products, in spite of facing competition from foreign, big-tech giants.
About MapmyIndia (CE Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.)
MapmyIndia is India’s leading digital mapping & location-based deep-tech company, a 100% make in India organisation and winner of the Government of India’s Aatma Nirbhar App Innovation Challenge 2020. MapmyIndia pioneered digital mapping in India in 1995, and since then has built India’s most comprehensive, accurate and feature-rich digital map data set down to address and urban building level detail pan India, covering all villages across India, and the entire road network of the country.
MapmyIndia has also built a whole suite of location-based technologies, applications, APIs, IoT solutions and has capabilities across the map APIs, navigation solutions, tracking systems, IoT & Telematics solutions, GIS and geo-spatial analytics solutions, big data, AI/ML, computer vision, cloud computing, edge computing, consumer apps and enterprise SaaS, and IoT devices and gadgets that it delivers to individuals, government organisations, businesses, automotive companies and app developers. With its vast experience and expertise, MapmyIndia provides platforms and solutions for citizens, residents and local, state and central government authorities towards Smart Cities, Digital Door Number Address Systems, Urban Planning, Urban Transportation & Mobility, Emergency Response, Road Safety, Smart Governance, Swacch Bharat, Grievance reddressal, Traffic Management etc.
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) innovates with yet another engineering prowess; develops MBUX info system with COVID-19 Testing Centres in navigation
This innovation is developed by MBRDI engineers in India in collaboration with MapmyIndia
Bengaluru – Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has equipped the third generation of the new GLS launched recently with fully packed connected services through its latest MBUX multimedia infotainment system. As a timely-innovation, the infotainment system will enable users to navigate to the nearest COVID-19 testing centres using the most updated information provided by ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research). This makes the SUV provide important information to its users at the time of need through its connected services.
As the number of cases continues to grow across the globe, MBRDI engineers in Bangalore have achieved this integration in a record time of two weeks, in association with leading service provider of maps & location technology, MapmyIndia. The 12.3-inch infotainment system handles requests using voice commands and gestures.
Mercedes-Benz India users will immensely benefit from MapmyIndia’s COVID-19 India Guide, as they will now have real-time and accurate information about the high risk or no go areas, and thus avoid these while travelling. The information is sourced from the latest government notifications and guidelines issued from time to time, and other credible sources.
Commenting on this innovation, Manu Saale, Managing Director & CEO, MBRDI stated, “This is a proud moment where the team has developed this much-needed innovation to add another layer of safety for our end-customers in India. Our infotainment team, who have a key role to play on the entire MBUX including the Interior Assist & Rear Seat entertainment, earlier this year was instrumental in launching another timely innovation for Korean market where the infotainment system helps in navigating to stores with N95 masks/ respirators, also.” He added, “Our technology platform for MBUX both in onboard (Car) & offboard (Cloud Backbone) is built in such a way to accelerate new services and features to our customer.”
Adapted to suit the Indian requirements, the interior assist software which is another unique function to control the interiors features of the car using gesture. A significant portion of the software application for MBUX is developed at MBRDI in Bangalore. An upgraded Mercedes Me connect app is planned to be released, next month for enhanced user experience.
Upon request, the MBUX infotainment panel will display the centre name, address and phone number. This hyperlocal mapping and location intelligence features are designed to ensure vehicle owners to navigate hassle-free during the current times. This feature gets automatically activated without any hassle of paying an additional fee. As a next step, the team is also working to include Corona treatment centres and many other unique features as well.
Commenting on this collaboration, Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia, said, “Mercedes-Benz is renowned worldwide for its highest level of safety and customer comfort. Ever since the pandemic broke out, our teams have been developing tools and solutions leveraging its best-in-class indigenously developed location technology to benefit Indians. I am happy that a leading company like Mercedes-Benz India has partnered with us in furthering this effort of ours.”
MapmyIndia team is continuously updating new facilities and health centres (testing, isolation and treatment) capable of handling Corona cases, as they come up across India. These are both government and non-government. This data will be available for all the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune.
MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps and location-based technologies, has launched COVID-19 Tools & APIs (httpss://www.mapmyindia.com/corona) including map APIs, location-based analytics and GIS (geographical information systems), navigation and route planning, location tracking, fleet and field workforce management to help organizations and businesses open up safely post lockdown. MapmyIndia’s pan-India hyperlocal safety assessment, planning, operational, and visualisation software/tools/APIs empower businesses to assess, visualise, analyse, plan, generate real-time location-based alerts and operate their pan India strategy and activities at a micro- and hyper-local level.
MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs will help maximise business/economic activity and productivity while increasing the safety of all stakeholders – office employees, field workers, delivery and driver staff, and of course, consumers and society at large – from the threat of coronavirus spread. Organisations and developers can also integrate MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs into their internal employee and external consumer-facing web and mobile applications. This will ensure that the organisation’s entire employee and consumer base is aware of the relevant localised corona safety information and alerts. MapmyIndia is actively working with organisations across various sectors such as Automotive, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, E-commerce and many more to help them deploy these tools and APIs.
“We, at, MapmyIndia are committed to working towards defeating the Coronavirus threat and have from time to time introduced solutions that have helped individuals, governments, and businesses in this hour of need. The lockdown is coming to an end but the threat is still there; hence we need to be on guard. MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs suite includes Pan India Route & Location Safety Assessment vis-a-vis the evolving corona threat at a hyperlocal level. Organisations and users can map out all their business information and activities such as employee locations, office branches, outlets, and distribution and delivery routes. I am confident that MapmyIndia COVID 19 Tools & APIs will add immensely to the decision-making and operational capabilities of various organizations to resume the much needed economic activity, while keeping Indians safe” says Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia.
MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs will enable organizations to ensure the safety of their employees, consumers, vendors, and other stakeholders. Armed with comprehensive and updated information, they can make a realistic threat assessment and decide on the best modus operandi to open up their enterprise across locations:
Adding another layer towards consumer safety, enterprises can integrate MapmyIndia’s maps, tools, and APIs, into their consumer-facing apps, websites, and their customer support call centres and chat-bots. Keeping their customers informed on:
MapmyIndia has been proactively working towards the mitigation of the COVID -19 threat through its Move App, and MapmyIndia COVID-19 Public Guide and Map APIs that offer hyperlocal & updated Corona related information to millions of users across India, and in conjunction with many leading central and local government authorities. This includes food and hunger relief centres, night shelters, corona testing, and treatment & isolation centres (Public & Private). MapmyIndia users can also report to the relevant authorities local on-ground lockdown related issues that the citizens are facing on the accurate interactive map.
Today 5000+ organisations already use MapmyIndia’s exhaustive and precise digital map database for the entire country. The tools and APIs for maps, navigation, geo-tracking, and geo-analytics serve varied cross-functional needs of the organizations including strategic planning, operations, fleet management, field workforce management, logistics, marketing, sales, distribution, customer experience, and consumer-facing mobile and web apps. Organization can get in touch for more details on www.mapmyindia.com/contact
Media Coverage about the launch MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs below:
TechNuter – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
MyMobile – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools, APIs to help businesses safely resume operations post lockdown
The Mobile Indian – MapmyIndia introduces COVID-19 Tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations
CRN – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
Auto Tech Review – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools to Aid Businesses Safely Resume Operations
newsR – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
SMEStreet – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs to Help Businesses Safely Resume Operations
We are super excited to announce that MapmyIndia Move has tied up with Huawei App Gallery. This partnership will give users access to an advanced navigation experience on HONOR and Huawei devices.
The AppGallery users will now have access to high precision maps including high definition 3D, house, and building-level detail, superimposed with live traffic and safety information. The Move app also provides the Smart Mobility Platform to address the emerging needs of safety, convenience, and efficiency in the automotive industry and among vehicle owners and users.
Additionally, real-time services such as the opening of new stores, installation of public hotspots, etc. being constantly added to the map, will enrich the need of AppGallery users at a hyperlocal level. The recent integration of full 3D content in the app, using augmented and virtual reality will further allow HONOR and Huawei users to experience the world using the virtual travelling solutions in maps, from their continuous work from home environment.
Addressing the partnership, Charles Peng, President, HONOR, and Huawei India Consumer Business Group said, “We at HONOR and Huawei believe in empowering our consumers with ground-breaking innovations that make their smartphone journey more worthwhile and meaningful. We are proud to announce our liaison with India’s dedicated and leading digital map provider, MapmyIndia. With the flagship mobility app, Move, we aim to take our AppGallery users’ experience beyond navigation to an enhanced mapping ecosystem. Our users can now access hyperlocal real-time updates, accurate locations, live traffic, and ETA from a truly Made in India application.”
Commenting on the occasion, Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia, said, “MapmyIndia is pleased to partner with Huawei. This will benefit millions of Huawei & HONOR users as they will now have access to MapmyIndia Move app – India’s super app for maps, navigation, safety, and more. The Move app is already a big hit among Indian users as it is high on utility and comes loaded with exciting features viz. hyperlocal real-time updates, doorstep navigation with live traffic and ETA, augmented reality to explore nearby places, IoT device tracking for safety, and eLoc (India’s first 6-character digital address system). The MapmyIndia Move app will come preloaded on Huawei & HONOR phones and will be available on the Huawei AppGallery. With Huawei Mobile Services, we are happy to see a localized app store and app service alternatives being made widely available to Indian users. I am sure that MapmyIndia Move app will prove to be a key differentiator for Huawei in the Indian market, across its offerings – phones, services, and developer ecosystems.”
AppGallery and MapmyIndia have come together to bridge the physical and digital gap by creating the digital twin of the real world for the consumers, which connects people, things, and businesses under one platform introducing features beyond the basic navigation service.
Excited to hear about your experience of using the Move App on HONOR devices.
To download the MapmyIndia Move app from the AppGallery, CLICK HERE.
Latest Media Coverage about the partnership are listed below:
The Times of India – Huawei ties up with MapmyIndia’s Move app for Maps on AppGallery
ET Telecom.com – Huawei joins hands with MapmyIndia to offer map service on Honor devices
Gadgets Now – Huawei ties up with MapmyIndia’s Move app for Maps on AppGallery
91 Mobiles – MapMyIndia’s Move app added to AppGallery, will come pre-installed on Huawei and Honor phones in India
IndiaTv – Huawei AppGallery expands portfolio with MapmyIndia Move app for Maps, Navigation and more
BGR – Huawei and Honor AppGallery gets MapmyIndia Move app onboard for Indian users
TechNuter – Huawei AppGallery ties-up with MapmyIndia
Daily Hunt – Huawei and Honor AppGallery gets MapmyIndia Move app onboard for Indian users
Communications Today – Huawei AppGallery ties-up with MapmyIndia
MyMobile – Huawei AppGallery partners MapmyIndia to bring maps, navigation
MyMobile – Huawei AppGallery on-boards MapmyIndia Move app for maps, navigation and location-based services
Gadgets Innovation – Huawei AppGallery On-Boards MapmyIndia Move App For Maps, Navigation And Location-Based Services
Outlook – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Business Standard – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Devdiscourse – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Latest LY – Huawei Brings Indian Mapping App Onboard as Alternative to Google Maps
Udayavani – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps