ISRO and MapmyIndia tie up to launch mapping portal, geospatial software, and apps

The navigation solutions provider, MapmyIndia and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have collaborated to come up with mapping solutions. Both firms will give a tough competition to Google Maps after joining hands for the mapping portal that will send real-time information to the users.

Rohan Verma, CEO and Executive Direction, MapmyIndia said that both firms will work together to boost the quality of geospatial and mapping portal services in India. They have collaborated to come up with solutions that can work well for the users making way towards a better future of the Indian market.

Department of Space (DoS) signed an MoU with MapmyIndia-owned geospatial company, CE Infosystems Pvt Ltd. Both companies will work together by enhancing geospatial expertise and leveraging portals.

ISRO believes that they will build holistic geospatial solutions and enable them to jointly identify the solutions. They will utilize the earth observation database, APIs, Web Services, NavIC, that are available in MapmyIndia along with MOSDAC, VEDAS, and Bhuvan portals.

On the behalf of DoS, R Umamaheshwaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO and CMD of CR Infosystems Pvt Ltd. Rakesh Verma signed the MoU.

ISRO already has the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NavIC or IRNSS) that works as an India made navigation system. This system helps in navigation with Indian Constellation.

Verma said that the partnership will help in developing end-user apps, maps, and other services using earth observation data and ISRO catalogue of satellite imagery, The system will be hyper-local, privacy-centric, comprehensive, detailed, and indigenous mapping solutions for India. MaymyIndia’s services and maps will be used from a bird’s eye point of view based on insights and map-based analytics like land-use changes, agricultural output, pollution, weather, landslide disasters, land-use changes, and agricultural output.

He added that the APIs and Maps of MapmyIndia enriched with ISRO’s geoportal, researchers, academics, Indian scientists, and government organisations will help in coming up with the “fully indigenous Atma Nirbhar ISRO-MapmyIndia platform”.