MapmyIndia digital maps
MapmyIndia has released version 7.1 maps of India. The maps cover 7.1 million places of interest, 1.9 million road kilometres, 600,000 towns and villages, 4,751 cities with street-level details, 39 cities with house-level details, and 36 cities with full 3D city models. The maps have city guides, rich points of interest, regional voice guidance, and regional maps.
MapmyIndia’s v7.1 maps, which a company statement refers to as India’s most comprehensive, exhaustive, detailed and updated map coverage, provide navigation and driver assistance features with visual cues, such as:
- Extended lane guidance (telling the user which lane to get into prior to a turn or exit)
- Junction views (how the upcoming intersection looks in real-life)
- Sign-posts (which major landmarks, localities and cities lie in the direction of upcoming turns)
- Day-time based turn restrictions (based on time and day, whether the particular road is 2-way or one-way in a particular directions)
- Live traffic (what is the live congestion on roads in the city)
MapmyIndia continues to offer localised navigation experience, with city guides and rich points of interest, which provide detailed descriptions and photographs of places to visit, stay, eat, and shop in popular tourist destinations and cities. The maps have voice guidance in nine regional languages. MapmyIndia is also introducing regional maps in four local languages, which display the map in the regional language, to aid users who prefer to communicate and interact with the navigation systems in local Indian languages.
MapmyIndia’s GPS navigation system enables turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation to the building doorstep, not just a nearby landmark or the general locality. The v7.1 MapmyIndia maps continue to provide full 3D coverage of India, with digital elevation models and terrain across India. Thousands of full-scale 3D landmarks across India offer 360-degree views of popular tourist and commercial landmarks. Full 3D city models containing 3D buildings in residential and commercial areas for 36 major cities across India, including all the major metropolitan areas, are present in the maps.
Customers can buy MapmyIndia’s GPS navigation systems, and update the maps to v7.1 in their existing navigation systems by visiting MapmyIndia’s online store: www.mapmyindia.com/store
Yesterday, MapmyIndia announced that India’s top-selling car models now offer GPS navigation powered by its maps. The car models include Honda City, Tata Manza, Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, Ford Endeavour, BMW 7, 5 and 3 series, Jaguar Land Rover Freelander 2, Fiat Linea, and Renault Scala. MapmyIndia has already collaborated with all leading car manufacturers across India to offer MapmyIndia GPS navigation to their consumers, including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Renault, Mitsubishi, GM, Ford, Tata, Mahindra, and Maruti.
“The year 2012 has seen an exponential increase in adoption of navigation into automotive platforms, with over 200,000 cars scheduled to come with built-in navigation systems in India in 2013. MapmyIndia’s own GPS navi-tainment systems, including Portable Navigators, CarPads and fitted in-dash systems, are the best selling navigation systems and MapmyIndia has sold over 140,000 such systems already through its network of over 1500+ car showrooms and car accessory shops across 100+ cities in India. We are excited to further strengthen our partnerships with all leading car manufacturers and the ecosystem to push the many benefits of GPS navigation to consumers across India,” says Shivalik Prasad, executive director, MapmyIndia.