Indian Space Research Organisation and MapmyIndia location and navigation technology solution provider has joined hands together to make India’s best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal, and geospatial services under Aatmnirbhar Bharat. It will be more like an Indian geospatial Map. Now ISRO and MapmyIndia to take on Google Maps.
According to the CEO and Executive director of MapmyIndia the power of ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data and MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies will be combined together.
The Department of Space (under ISRO) has joined hands with MapmyIndia to use geospatial expertise and come up with the hosistic solutions.
MapmyIndia to take on Google Maps
The new collaboration will use MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data.
According to the statement given by the MakemyIndia the new solution will cove 7.5 lakh villages, 7500+ cities at street and building-level, connected by all 63 lakh kilometres of road network pan India.
Also, the Foreign maps solutions are free but they include hidden charges in form of advertisement that is shown to the users by collecting their data.
“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,”Rohan verma said.
The combined partnership of both, ISRO and MapmyIndia will provide a much better and detailed mapping solution for Indian’s.
The collaboration will enable them to jointly identify and build holistic geospatial solutions utilising the earth observation datasets, NavIC, Web Services, and APIs (application programming interface) available in MapmyIndia, Bhuvan, VEDAS, and MOSDAC geoportals, the space agency said in a statement.
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) also called IRNSS is India’s own NAVIC designed to provide more accurate position service to users in India.
MapmyIndias maps cover all 7.5 lakh villages, 7500+ cities at street and building-level, connected by all 63 lakh kilometres of road network pan India and within cities, in total providing maps for an unparalleled 3+ crore places across Indiathe company statement said.
The company also ensures to the users that the MapmyIndia maps and apps will be kept free of cost and also the free of ads.