New Delhi, February 25, 2014: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and location based services today announced major enhancements to its free maps portal maps.mapmyindia.com. The portal has been completely revamped with richer map data and connected/interactive features like real-time traffic updates, Social media interface, enhanced UI (user interface), drag and drop direction markers to customize routes, Widgets etc.
The most distinguishing features of this enhanced portal are interactivity and social media interface. MapmyIndia users will now have access to real-time traffic information. This green initiative will save both time and fuel. To begin with, this service is available for Delhi (NCR) and Mumbai, India’s two metros that have the largest vehicle population.
Users can also enjoy interactive social navigation features like Add/Edit a place, write review and maintain their private atlas. These are linked to popular social media apps like Explore, Facebook etc. The updates will be immediately made live on the social platforms, as integrated by the user.
The flat UI (User Interface) enables speedier access and seamless zooming in and out of the maps. Users can quickly survey any location with the desired level of intensity. The close integration of search with visual feedback allows for instant location of POIs. For easier customization of routes the drag and drop direction makers feature has been provided. The search for POIs has been simplified through categorization and single- click search facility. Bloggers and developers will also be immensely benefited. The new portal allows for hassle-free embedding of maps, driving directions and search nearby onto their websites/bogs.
Offers high quality experience across all popular platforms – Android, iOS, Windows, Windows 8 and HTML5 browsers:
·Real-time traffic information – The users will at all times know traffic situation across the city and plan their route more efficiently.
·Nearby search – It is really easy to search across hundreds of neatly organized categories near any location
·Directions – The only maps product that allows searching for places like ATMs, hotels, petrol pumps, restaurants, tourist attractions, hospitals “along” a route
· Single click search – Users can click anywhere on the map to find the address of that point on the map
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERFACE
·Add a place -Any user can add a business or any other place to MapmyIndia Maps for free. It starts showing up in search immediately
·Edit a place – Users can now edit “every” POI on MapmyIndia maps. They can edit existing details including location on the map, add phone numbers, photos, email of the owner etc.
· Ratings/reviews – users can rate and review all POIs on MapmyIndia Maps now. These are accumulated in the explore product and this data is available across our map and explore mobile apps
· Private atlas – Users can also create their private “atlas” by marking places as “been here” on MapmyIndia Maps
· Widgets – Users can embed MapmyIndia maps, driving directions and search nearby on their own websites/blogs. With minimal coding users can include these in the page HTML.
“Maps.mapmyIndia.com has been a benchmark for best navigable maps of India on the internet. And we are making it even better. This is an unprecedented revamp in scale and quality. We have always challenged new frontiers to make available the best products and apps to our users. The new version is strongly focused on enhancing the user experience. We have added many social, utility and convenience features to the maps. I am sure that these will make the portal even more popular and benefit millions across India,” says Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia
Maps.MapmyIndia.com is powered by India’s most accurate MapmyIndia maps’ latest version 8.1. These maps offer the users India’s most comprehensive, exhaustive, detailed and updated coverage with – 10.54 million unique destinations (Points of Interests), expanded coverage of over 2 million kilometers road network, 6028 cities at street level with house address level data for 52 cities, 600000 villages and 3D & 2D landmarks in 88 cities.
MapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.) is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data, Navigation, Tracking and LBS products, and GPS & GIS based systems integration services. A New Delhi‐based ISO 9001‐2012 company founded in 1992, MapmyIndia pioneered digital mapping in India, and since 1995, through continuous field surveys and state‐of‐the‐art mapping technology, has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, robust, reliable, full‐featured and continuously updated navigable map dataset for all India. MapmyIndia offers users interactive maps, direction, nearby search and navigation apps on mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phones, Windows 8, Mobile Web) and web on http://www.mapmyindia.com. MapmyIndia Maps are approved and cleared by the Government of India, and follow the Government of India’s norms and regulations. MapmyIndia is backed by leading high‐tech and private equity firms, such as Qualcomm Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Sherpalo Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners and Zenrin Co. Ltd.