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Genesys International and Survey of India sign a strategic partnership to Transform India’s Geospatial Landscape

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Genesys International and Survey of India sign a strategic partnership to Transform India's Geospatial Landscape

Genesys International, a leader in Indian Mapping, and SOI, the national surveying authority, have partnered to revolutionize India’s map content. This strategic alliance aims to create Digital Twins of major cities, leveraging Genesys’ advanced navigable maps and SOI’s CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) network for real-time high precision positioning data. Aligned with India’s National Geospatial Policy 2022, this initiative marks a significant step towards self-reliance in geospatial data. The collaboration introduces the India Map Stack initiative, synergizing Genesys’ expertise with SOI’s technical infrastructure, delivering previously unavailable data layers such as high-precision 3D data, Digital Terrain Models (DTM), Digital Surface Models (DSM), and orthoimagery. This comprehensive dataset forms the bedrock for creating detailed and accurate urban representations.

Genesys International has garnered acclaim for developing highly accurate, fully navigable road datasets encompassing 8.5 million kilometers, 40 million Points of Interest (POIs) and addresses, along with an unprecedented 1 million kilometers of 360-degree panoramic imagery across Indian towns and cities. Leveraging its Genesys constellation of LiDAR and optical sensors, the company stands as a pioneer in Digital Twin and 3D map creation.

SOI’s Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network, comprising 902 stations across all states and Union Territories, provides real-time, high-precision positioning data. By seamlessly integrating CORS data, Genesys will ensure that its Digital Twins faithfully mirror the dynamic urban landscape with unparalleled precision. This integration empowers applications such as urban planning, telecom signal assessment, disaster management, and infrastructure development with accurate and reliable geospatial insights.

Key Highlights of the Collaboration:

  • Genesys will generate Geospatial 3D Digital Twins for major Indian cities and towns.
  • SOI will provide CORS datasets to Genesys.
  • SOI will offer administrative boundaries of major Indian cities and towns.
  • Genesys and SOI will collaborate on the urban 3D Data Model.
  • Genesys will acquire accurate geospatial datasets using advanced surveying equipment and ground validations.
  • Genesys will license its geospatial data products to end-users in a “Content-as-a-Service” model.

Shri. Hitesh Kumar Makwana, IAS, Surveyor General of India, shared his thoughts on the partnership, saying, “In line with National Geospatial Policy 2022, Survey of India have commenced collaboration with the Industry beginning with Genesys International, to deliver geospatial content which will be created with reference to National Geodetic Framework. SOI is willing to collaborate with Industry partners for utilising the modern surveying techniques and leveraging the expertise of Indian private sector. The 3D Digital Twin aimed to be created will be used by government departments for various new initiatives. The integration of our CORS technology with surveying expertise of private sector will enhance the usability and reliability of geospatial data, unlocking new possibilities for India’s development. We are looking for the future possibilities that this SOI-Industry collaboration holds and it would be useful for the larger public needs.”

Prof. Debolina Kundu, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Govt of India  in her insightful speech mentioned that “The MoU between Survey of India and Genesys International is a testament to public-private partnership. The Digital Twin program offers town planners the opportunity to utilize 3D GIS data for the development of comprehensive 3D master plans for cities and towns across India, promoting transparency in holistic development of urban areas.”

Mr. Sajid Malik, Chairman and Managing Director of Genesys International, expressed his pride in the partnership, stating “We are proud to join forces with Survey of India to create a Digital Twin of Indian cities that will serve as a cornerstone for India’s development. We are excited that India’s foremost mapping authority is playing the nodal role in the growth of this sunrise digital infrastructure.”

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