NTT’s 3D mapping algorithm will be combined with MapmyIndia’s advanced mapping technology
Global IT solutions provider NTT Data, and Indian digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, MapmyIndia, have teamed up to develop large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India.
According to the companies, the joint undertaking will deliver unrivalled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT Data’s experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s experience in mapping the Indian terrain.
“Through our collaboration with MapmyIndia, we look forward to establishing a leading position in India’s 3D mapping market,” said Shinichi Usui, senior vice president, NTT Data.
“Building on MapmyIndia’s local strengths, we will offer 3D datasets that enable our Indian customers to develop sustainable and future-capable businesses. This will be an important step in NTT Data’s plan to drive the global market for 3D mapping.”
To develop AW3D India, NTT’s 3D mapping algorithm will be combined with MapmyIndia’s advanced mapping technology. Initially, 3D building data will be developed for tier-one cities and then gradually extended to other cities based on market demand.
The datasets will be extremely useful for a wide variety of segments in the Indian economy, including telecom, automotive, construction, insurance and government. AW3D for India’s 3D maps will enable users to make fast, informed decisions for undertakings such as 4G/5G network planning, navigation, smart city planning and insurance risk mitigation.
“It has been our endeavour to make available to the Indian consumer the best of mapping and location technology,” said Shivalik Prasad, executive director, MapmyIndia.
“With MapmyIndia’s new collaboration, Indian businesses will have access to the most accurate and comprehensive 3D maps of the country, which would make them even more competitive in domestic and international markets. These maps will also help the Indian government and its agencies to better plan and execute infrastructure development, resource allocation, disaster mitigation and prevention.”
AW3D is a pre-produced global series of digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-metre resolution. AW3D also provides high-resolution 3D maps across the globe with up to 0.5m resolution.
NTT claims AW3D models have been used in 500 projects in more than 70 countries, mainly emerging countries of Asia and Africa, for infrastructure development, disaster-prevention measures, and much more.
MapmyIndia produces detailed maps that offer coverage of 12.5 million unique destinations (points of interest), expanded coverage of over 5.2 million kilometres of road network, 8,000 plus cities at street level with house address-level data for more than 200 cities, 600,000 villages and 3D and 2D landmarks in 75 cities.
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