An IT solution that promises 911-like emergency response

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 25, 2013 Published on January 25, 2013

The famed 911 emergency response system of the US seems to be not a far cry for India.

Though it might be quite long for us to have something like that, an IT products company has come up with a smart solution that can quickly pool law-enforcing resources in times of emergency.

MapmyIndia, a home-grown map solutions firm, has come up with Mappls SafeWorld to improve time to respond by police and healthcare teams in emergency cases.

The solution marries geographical Information Systems and Global Position System, giving the authorities a quick grasp of the geographical location.

“If deployed in departments like police, fire, homeland security, counter-terrorism, defence and disaster management, it will help them locate the distress spot and direct the nearest resources to get there,” Rohan Verma, Director of MapMyIndia, told Business Line.

MapMyIndia has mapped most of the country, including 50 cities that were mapped with 3-dimensional images of places. “We have mapped one crore places (which includes houses, ATMs, restaurants and other landmarks in the country,” Rohan Verma, Director, said.

“After receiving the distress call (to 100), the solution automatically identifies the nearest police station and nearest available and appropriate vehicle from where the incident has been reported. It then sends the GPS coordinates to the vehicle and provides navigation map,” he said.

Published on January 25, 2013
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