variety of other industries in India also use geo services to make their businesses more efficient and productive.
ďGeo services such as the Google Maps APIs are helping to grow the Indian economy by enabling job opportunities, and paving the way towards future innovation. To enable continued growth, governments, companies, researchers and consumers all need to encourage mapping innovations and investments in India,Ē Lalitesh adds.
Indeed, geospatial services industry in India is still at a nascent stage. Google Maps, Google Map Maker and the Google Maps APIs are revolutionising the geospatial industry and making maps more widely available, but thereís a long way to go. To ensure that these mapping services continue to be a valuable driver of the Indian economy, there is a need to invest in itóthrough support of open data policies, product innovation, better satellite technology, and pushing for more geography education programmes in schools.
Most important, a consumer is a distracted user and expects a map to respond instantly to a mouse click or a swipe across a tabletís screen. Therefore, a map must be responsive, easy to use and should offer a compelling user experience.