Sunny Sen from Hindustan Times interviewed Director of MapmyIndia, Rohan Verma about how the company leveraged the growing e-commerce industry to further location intelligence in India. Right from providing exact addresses for deliveries to planning for a 360 degree view of locations, MapmyIndia’s focus on logistics & last-mile delivery is an example of how you can power any business vertical with location.
Today we have launched the latest map version (9.0) for all of India. With this, we offer enhanced map coverage along with added convenience. We have significantly added to the existing map data with 7068 cities (up by 1040 cities) at street level and the last mile has been connected for 80 cities, an addition of 24 more cities with house-level data. To top it all, we are offering 3D landmarks and 2D building foot prints for 86 cities across India.
The Smart single-line, predictive and easy place search feature enables users to search by typing in a single string, doing away with the need to type POI and address in separate columns. The search is predictive so as you start typing probable options keep appearing thus making it faster and easier to use. We feel the Indian landscape is changing, not just in geography but also in demographics. We have a higher percentage of traveling population clocking more hours in transit than ever before. To cater to the needs of this growing and energetic India, MapmyIndia is constantly innovating and enhancing navigation solutions. The map updates are a critical component of this process.
Map version 9.0 has more regional language options for the users with Voice guidance in 9 regional Indian languages other than English. For 12 Indian states the map text is in Hindi. The version 9.0 provides unparalleled coverage spanning over 2.1 million kilometers road network with advanced information like multiple names, road classification one-ways, turn restrictions, divider, service lanes, roundabouts, flyovers, tolls, slip roads, ramps and much more. The users get India’s most comprehensive, exhaustive, detailed and updated map data with – 10.63 million unique destinations (Points of Interests) and 600,000 villages. It also includes best-in-class advanced and localized navigation and driver assistance features such as extended lane guidance, junction views, sign-posts, live traffic, city guides and rich points of interest, regional voice guidance and regional maps.
We continue to offer the most localized navigation experience, with city guides, tourist guides and rich points of interest (which provide detailed descriptions and photographs of places to visit, stay, eat and shop in popular tourist destinations and cities) voice guidance in 9 regional languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and Kannada. The version 9.0 also offers maps in Hindi for 12 states (which display the map in Hindi). This will benefit users who prefer to communicate and interact with the navigation systems in local Indian languages and not just English.
Users can update the maps to version 9.0 in their existing navigation systems by visiting MapmyIndia’s online store: https://www.mapmyindia.com/navigator/maps/map-update