The Indian House Research Organisation and MapMyIndia have signed a memorandum of knowledge (MoU) for producing location centered program expert services and AI-based remedies, ISRO reported in a launch.

As aspect of this partnership, MapMyIndia’s stop person maps, applications and providers will now combine with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation knowledge, the enterprise stated in a separate release. The assistance would be a “privacy-centric” possibility, in comparison to “foreign map applications and solutions”, it added.

MapMyIndia customers will also be equipped to see many map-based analytics and insights about temperature, air pollution, agricultural output, land use changes, flood, and landslide disasters, amid other things, the corporation claimed. R Umamaheswaran, scientific secretary, ISRO, and Rakesh Verma, chairman and MD of MapMyIndia signed the MoU.

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Whilst making the announcement, MapMyIndia also positioned by itself as a more privateness guarding spot provider compared to solutions presented by “foreign organisations”. “Foreign mapping answers come with a whole lot of concealed costs. For e.g., international research engines and firms claim to supply “free” maps, but in reality they make dollars by focusing on the very same buyers with advertising and marketing based on invading person privateness and auctioning these users’ non-public place and motion facts. This should really be incredibly alarming to all citizens,” it explained.

Verma didn’t go away substantially doubt that he was referring to Google Maps, saying on Linkedin that “You never require Goo*le Maps/Earth any for a longer time,” replacing 1 of the letters in the lookup giant’s name with an asterisk.

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