The opportunities that geospatial technology presents for India Inc.


Companies such as ESRI, Trimble, TomTom, Here Technologies, MapmyIndia and Google Maps dominate the geospatial technology solutions space in the country.

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Geographic information systems promise to improve the lives of citizens in various ways, and liberalized government policies will certainly open up many opportunities for companies in the field of geospatial technology.

In the forests of Odisha, whenever Gaj Bandhus (elephant friends) spots a herd of pachyderms, they take an image and quickly upload it to a mobile app. Soon a primary geospatial system, or satellite map system, plots the location of the image and sends short messages to police stations and railway information system signs within a 10 to 20 kilometer radius. Over the past two years, this has helped the state gradually improve its

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