MapmyIndia launches 'Hey Map', teams up with Indian organisations

IANS
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Navigation, tracking and location service provider MapmyIndia on Monday announced a series of map and location-based technology and product releases along with strategic alliances with Indian organisations.

The new keyboard -- with access to its digital map data Hey Map -- comes with a built in local assistant that lets users type in multiple Indian languages.

"Our new 'Hey Map' keyboard assistant, and new flagship map app, will allow Indians to benefit from our map of the future by allowing powerful map, navigation, tracking and analytics features to be accessed across all interfaces," said Rohan Verma, Chief Technology Officer of MapmyIndia in a statement.

The company has collaborated with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), Idea Cellular, Visit Health, Aatapaha Smart Lighting, Reverie Language Technologies and Udacity India.

"The next generation of our revolutionary Real View service, wherein we are pioneering building of the first 'Digital Map Twin of the Real World', powered by our technology building and acquisition efforts, is universal and overarching," Verma added.

"It will be an all India map of the outdoor and indoor, in 360 degree and 3D, highly accurate and updated live, available in all local languages, captured from the ground as well as the skies, where each place and object is given a unique, simple, standardised identity, that we call eLoc," Verma added.

The company has collaborated with Reverie Language Technologies for full localisation of MapmyIndia map in Indian languages and access through multi-lingual keyboard assistant app with map and eLoc integrated.

With Visit Health for a AI-powered telemedicine platform integrated with map and GPS for a 'Swasth Bharat' solution and with Udacity India to strengthen the self-driving engineering ecosystem in India.


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