Archive for October, 2016

The 3 P’s of Compare: Portals, Projects & Products

fb_post_12octPrecisely a year after the Internet had come to India, the need of bringing authentic, credible maps on cyberspace depicting the correct version of India to users in India and globally, was conceptualized by its founders. Two years hence, in the year 1998, Compare Infobase Limited (CIL) was founded. Over the years it has established itself as a mapping portals, mapping projects and mapping products based company.

Its first website, IndiaProfile.com had a section called Maps of India. The site did well and from it was conceived MapsofIndia.com (MOI). Five years hence, Mapsofworld.com (MOW) was born, to cater to the growing mapping needs of the world. Both the websites have helped CIL carve a niche for itself in the mapping industry, both in the domestic as well as international markets. The current statistics show the monthly page views for MOI and MOW as 20 million and 9 million respectively.

The portals offered the audience with a huge range of maps. But the demand for customization made us realise the need for a ‘Projects’ division that could offer customized thematic maps, expert cartography and GIS map services. We are one of the pioneers in customized mapping services and with over 18 years of experience in the Industry, we have served over 500 clients globally. We have been developing exclusive customized maps in various categories like Village Level Maps, Thematic Maps, Pin code Boundary Maps, Electoral Constituency Maps, City Ward Boundary Maps, GIS Mapping Solutions, City/Locality Maps, Maps for Atlas/Text Book, Interactive Maps based Business Solutions (Online & Offline Applications) as per exact requirement.

Motivated by the performance of the ‘Portals’ and ‘Projects’ division, we envisioned to offer maps and map-related products and thus, the ‘Products’ division was nurtured. At present, we have more than 4000 maps, which cover a world-wide spectrum of places. The indiamapstore.com, store.mapsofworld.com and worldmapstore.com have maps for everyone; the traveller, student, researcher or a map lover. Our range includes Wall maps, Digital Map Files, Wall Maps on Demand, Travel Maps, Globes, Atlas. We also do a significant number of business transactions through Amazon.in.

All the 3 P’s of Compare have seen some major restructuring over the years, but that has only made us better. Our success is the combined effort of all the team members; and with the encouragement of our stakeholders, we continue to map more miles.

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Story of our name

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On October 7, 1997 we got going as Compare Computers, Registrar of Companies rejected our request as Compare Computers Pvt. Ltd. mentioning it was vague and ambiguous, we went back with Compare Infobase Pvt. Ltd, where Infobase was a proper noun coined by us keeping in mind our desire to be a player in information dissemination activity and move away from Computers which we were assembling and selling at that time. So, Infobase it was and we became Compare Infobase Pvt. Ltd from Compare Computers in September 1998. Next name changed happened when we dropped Pvt. from our name, that was in 2003. There has been one logo change too, we dropped our unidirectional logo and adopted our own Allwonders hat as our corporate logo.

October 7 holds and we make it a point to thank all who got us going and have kept us going.

Thank you for being there.

Happy Compare Day!

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