January 3, 2023


Categories: Road Safety

Mapping India… At A Pace That Is Needed

When it comes to mapping India – a country that is vast and with a lot of different terrains, a lot of things are involved. Mapping is not only about getting the longitudes and latitudes. A lot of content goes into location-based services that are offered. 

We at Intents Mobi are working on enriching the content before we provide any services to you. When we started building road safety solutions that could detect potholes, speed bumps, and other dangerous road conditions, we stumbled upon a massive roadblock (pun intended!) – the absence of accurate data.

Why Map India Again? 

One of the most important data required in location-based services is Point of Interest (POIs)/places, POI defines a geographic location that has importance – a business, a house, or an important road mark. People use POIs to search for locations.

In developed countries, content is freely available via open data platforms and is more structured. But in developing countries like India, the content is unstructured and therefore it is difficult to get accurate POIs/places. 

Worse, post-covid lockdown in 2020, there has been a considerable change in POIs in India –

  • ~40% of POIs closed down
  • ~17% of new POIs opened up
  • ~7%-8% of POIs have shifted their location. 

That is why Intents Mobi is mapping India again. We are collecting fresh and accurate location data all around India and verifying it with our AI-based tools. 

Our model is on the foundation of CaaS (Content as service) + PaaS (Platform as service) + SaaS (Software as service) 

Our Offerings

During the last 10 months, Intents Mobi has collected 13M+ POIs for India under 1800+ categories. Moreover, every month we are processing ~1M POIs for India due to dynamic changes. 

India is an exciting market and we are trying to solve some of the complex problems related to location content which will be useful for Location Intelligence, Location Based Mapping Enterprises, Logistics, Road Safety, Ride-hailing, Food Delivery etc.

One of the key aspects of our POIs / Places is a precise location which is useful for accurate navigation. The location for POIs/ Places is precise as none of the data falls on the Backside/ Top of the Building, Middle of the Road, Opposite Side of the Road etc. 

We know India as a market and understand the pulse of the customers/enterprises (the problem of accuracy of POIs as well as growth scale). 

We launched “TaskByte” our custom SaaS platform for data collection. The platform is used by 1M+ scouts for data collection across different parts of India and even enterprises can use the platform for custom data collection according to their needs.

TaskByte is a customizable platform, a ready-to-go solution with adaptive ML Models

  • Data Collection
  • Data Processing
  • Data Annotation
  • Data Analysis
  • Model training
  • Deployment and Evaluation
  • Model Monitoring 

Intents Mobi now offers off-the-shelf POI data by leveraging  TaskByte to serve enterprises and location data companies with custom POI data. However, many companies require standard POI/geocode data for varied use cases. To serve these customers, we now offer off-the-shelf dataset for India (~13M+ from 1800+ categories) 

If you want to know more about our data offerings, contact us at hello@intents.mobi