ISRO and MapMyIndia will collaborate to design indigenous mapping portals that can rival Google Maps
Bengaluru: In a move that will boost the Atmanirbhar dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and give Indian citizens a chance to rely completely on Indian-made product, ISRO and MapMyIndia will collaborate to create a search site competitive to Google Maps.
MapmyIndia CEO and Executive Director, Rohan Verma said, "You don't need Goo*le Maps/Earth any longer”.
The Department of Space (DoS), under which ISRO comes, signed an MoU with geospatial technology company CE Info Systems Pvt Ltd, which MapmyIndia owns, India Today adds.
As part of the deal, ISRO and MapmyIndia would develop solutions by leveraging their geoportals and work on enhancing geospatial expertise.
"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," said an ISRO statement.
"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 and 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 the weather, pollution, agricultural output, land-use changes, flood and landslide disasters etc.," Verma put out in his Linkedin post.
"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," he added more in his post.
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Last Updated Feb 13, 2021, 4:37 PM IST