n 1994, Rakesh pioneered the digital maps and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) industry by setting out on a mission to digitally map out India. And since 2004, MapmyIndia has revolutionized the consumer navigation market in India by releasing innovative products and services, starting with the internet portal MapmyIndia.com and recently launching in-car and mobile phone GPS navigation.
In 1990, Rakesh quit a successful career with General Motors in the US to return to India, and co-founded CE Info Systems with his wife, Rashmi. In 1993, he was exposed to the emerging field of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and recognized the potential benefits of GIS to businesses, the government and individual people. Armed with this foresight and a desire to participate in India's development, Rakesh led MapmyIndia's pioneering effort in creating a complete digital map of India. The effort was started from scratch because no digital maps were available for India at that time. Today, MapmyIndia is a leader in the Indian mapping and navigation space, with the most comprehensive and accurate repository of digital map data for India.
Rakesh was recently appointed as a member to the Government of India's Committee on Geographical Information Systems (GIS).