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Location based services and maps company MapmyIndia has released a new version of its maps – version 8.1, which would be included in all the existing and new MapmyIndia navigation solutions.

The company says the new version brings along Hindi Maps (i.e. maps with Hindi text) to 10 cities across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, J&K , Punjab and Uttaranchal.

The new version 8.1 now claims to cover 10.54 million places of interest and over 2 million road kilometers across 600,000 villages with advanced information like one-ways, turn restrictions, dividers, service lanes, round-abouts, flyovers, tolls, slip roads and ramps in the country. It also claims to offer maps for 52 cities with house-level details, 66 cities with 3D city models and street level maps for 6,028 Indian cities.

In comparison, the previous map version (v8.0) had claimed to cover 10.33 million places and 1.9 million road kilometers across 600,000 villages and 4,787 cities at street-level. It had also claimed to provide maps for 50 cities with house-level details and 46 cities with 3D city models.

Besides this, version 8.1 will continue to offer voice guidance in nine Indic languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and Kannada besides English and provide various navigation and driver assistance features like live traffic information and visual cues like extended lane guidance, junction views, signposts and city guides among others.

Other features include tourist guides for 10 destinations, ferry guidance and speed limit warning in audio and visual formats. Existing customers can head over to MapmyIndia’s online store to purchase any of the three map updates packages available, which includes a single update plan (Rs 990), a one year update plan (Rs 1,250) and a two year update plan (Rs 1,750).

Last month, MapmyIndia had launched a local search Windows 8 app called Explore, which seems to have now been extended to Android as well. It had also launched its iOS maps application as a free download on App Store, introduced real time traffic information for three Indian cities on its maps applications across AndroidWindows Phone and Windows 8 and launched a people tracking app Locate.

In May 2013, it inked an exclusive partnership with Tata Motors to offer in-dash GPS navigation system on the Tata Vista D90 and had tied up with a series of car makers like BMW, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda and others to integrates its GPS solutions on a range of car models in November 2012. The company also says it has partnered mobile phone manufacturers like BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung, iBall, Lemon Mobiles to preload its application on handsets of the respective handset makers.