Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
As voices around the homegrown apps and technology gained momentum, the Indian Space Research Organisation has now partnered with MapmyIndia, the navigation solution provider to offer a desi mapping solution to take on Google Maps.
The services will be combining the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalog of satellite imagery and earth observation data.
The development comes at a time when the central government has opened almost every sector to private firms, paving the way for ISRO to collaborate with new tech startups.
Through the combined partnership with ISRO, MapMyIndia’s end-user maps, apps, and services would be much better, more detailed, and comprehensive.
MapmyIndia CEO Rohan Verma said in a blogpost that the ISRO-MapMyIndia partnership will be India’s answer to Google Maps and will ease the “hidden cost burden for the user as well as depict true sovereignty of the country.”
This collaboration will be yet another path-breaking milestone in the Atmanirbhar Bharat journey which will reduce the dependence of Indians on foreign firms for navigation and geo-spatial services.
Meanwhile, Netizens flooded social media with their reactions as the new MapmyIndia might replace GoogleMaps shortly.
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Map My India will also provide insight into the weather, pollution, agricultural output, land-use changes, flood, and landslide disasters.