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ISRO, MapMyIndia sign MoU to develop location based software services

The Indian Space Research Organisation and MapMyIndia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing location based software services and AI-based solutions, ISRO said in a release. As part of this partnership, MapMyIndia’s end user maps, apps and services will now integrate with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data, the company said in a separate release. The service would be a “privacy-centric” option, compared to “foreign map apps and solutions”, it added. MapMyIndia users will also be able to see various map-based analytics and insights about weather, pollution, agricultural output, land use changes, flood, and landslide disasters, among other things, the company claimed. R Umamaheswaran, scientific secretary, ISRO, and Rakesh Verma, chairman and MD of MapMyIndia signed the MoU. While making the announcement, MapMyIndia also positioned itself as a more privacy protecting location service compared…

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