NTT Data Corp. has joined up with an Indian mapping company to develop large-scale 3D map data sets, for supply to telecommunications and other sectors in the South Asian country.

NTT Data and New Delhi-based CE Info Systems Pvt. Ltd., which runs digital map service MapmyIndia, have started selling mapping data of the capital and other major cities such as Mumbai and Bengaluru under the brand AW3D India. There are plans to extend coverage across the country by the end of this year, NTT Data said.

"Through our collaboration with MapmyIndia, we look forward to establishing a leading position in India's 3D mapping market," said Shinichi Usui, senior vice president of the Tokyo-based IT solution provider, in a statement.

AW3D, jointly developed with the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, has been used in 500 projects in more than 70 countries, mainly for infrastructure development in Asia and Africa.

The two companies are expecting the Indian version to be used for development and disaster prevention measures for the government and its agencies, as well as sectors such as telecoms, automotive, construction, insurance for 4G and 5G network planning, insurance risk mitigation and smart city planning.

In May 2015, NTT Data, the system development subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., launched an enhanced service that offers high-definition and high-resolution satellite images of buildings and other structures together with information about their height in a vector-map format.