ISRO and MapmyIndia join hands on Google Maps and Google Earth in India. MapmyIndia CEO and Executive Director, Rohan Verma said that both the organisations would come with an India made mapping portal and geospatial services on Friday. He went on to add that the collaboration will boost Aatmanirbhar Bharat, which will mean that users in India in future can rely on a country made solution and not a service designed outside India. “You don’t need Goo*le Maps/Earth any longer”, Verma in a LinkedIn post.
ISRO and MapmyIndia join hands on Google Maps and Google Earth in India
It combines the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data, according to MapmyIndia’s CEO and Excutive Director, Rohan Verma.
Department of Space (DOS) has entered into an MoU with M/s CE Info Systems Pvt Ltd today. This will enable DOS and CE Info Systems to jointly identify and build geospatial solutions.
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He termed it a path-breaking milestone in India’s journey towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, wherein Indian users would not be dependent on foreign organisations for maps, navigation and geospatial services, and leverage made-in-India solutions instead.
Under the partnership, the combined geospatial expertise of the DoS and CE Info Systems would be leveraged through their respective Geoportals, according to Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO.
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.