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NTT DATA Corporation and MapmyIndia partner to develop AW3D, India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets

NTT DATA Corporation and MapmyIndia have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India.  NTT DATA Corporation is a global IT solutions provider, and MapmyIndia, India’s digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, announced today that they have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India.

The joint undertaking aims to deliver digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain.

The company claims AW3D is most precise, pre-produced global series of digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-meter resolution. AW3D also provides high-resolution 3D maps across the globe with up to 0.5m resolution. It was developed and is marketed jointly by NTT DATA and the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC).

To develop AW3D India, NTT DATA’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 automotive. AW3D for India’s 3D maps will enable users to make fast, informed decisions for undertakings such as 4G/5G network planning, navigation, insurance risk mitigation and smart city planning.

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