MapmyIndia releases new version, solves last mile navigation in India

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 01, 2010

MapmyIndiaGPSMapmyIndia, a provider of maps, GPS navigation and location-based services in India, has launched India’s first house address maps. An important part of the company’s latest maps release — MapmyIndia Maps Version 5.0 — the house address maps are now available for Delhi NCR and Chandigarh, with more cities to follow. Maps Version 5.0 also includes a large directory of 3 million places as well as highly detailed, street level maps for over 809 cities of India as well as all India coverage connecting, 5,76,000 towns and villages by over 1 million kilometers of accurate, updated and fully navigable highways and road network.

According to MapmyIndia the challenge of road travel in India has always been the last mile. Given the unstructured and complex nature of India’s addressing system is, there was no way to get convenient and reliable guidance to the exact house address. With the release of MapmyIndia Maps Version 5.0, MapmyIndia hopes to make door-to-door navigation to residential house addresses a possibility. This includes local businesses, offices, apartments and tourist places.

In Maps Version 5.0, MapmyIndia has included a comprehensive directory of 3 million points of interest across over 52 categories (offices, restaurants, clubs, apartments, hotels, petrol pumps, ATMs, etc.) which can be found through a new predictive search.

According to Rakesh Verma, MD, MapmyIndia, “At MapmyIndia, we continue to aggressively pursue our vision to digitally map and continuously update each and every corner of India. With a series of disruptive products and services lined-up for launch in the areas of GPS, location-based services and maps, MapmyIndia Maps Version 5.0 can only be seen as the beginning. We promise much more to MapmyIndia users and partners in the future.”

MapmyIndia Maps power mobile, tablet and in-car devices in India today. Motorola’s latest Android mobile phones, Micromax W900, the OlivePad offer navigation powered by MapmyIndia Maps. The Ford Endeavor offers in-dash navigation powered by MapmyIndia Maps. According to the company, many more mobile, tablet and in-car devices and vehicles are expected to come loaded with MapmyIndia Maps in the coming months.