Here list of all articles by Jabran Rafique.

Original idea of gathering information and making them better came into my mind while working on web portal for Hunza landslide and floods of 2010. It was the time with bizarre methodology of collecting information manually from official sources and then converting them into reusable digital format so they can be integrated into accessible and dynamic…

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After a long gap since we had a debut mapping party in Lahore at FAST-NU in early 2010, here comes the party season for this year. This year party season includes three mapping parties that are going to be in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi on 7th, 9th & 10th June respectively. These mapping parties basically…

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Pakistan has seen extensive mapping since Google Map Maker was first launched in mid 2008. Lahore is a city that has been featured many times as an example of this rapidly successful initiative. Following video provides an overview of Lahore being mapped from 23 June 2008 to February 2009 [1]. Just in one year, Pakistan…

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Today Google released updates for Google Map Maker. Official announcement at Google Official Blog reveals the most awaited opening; Map Maker for United States of America and Map Your World announcement forum lists out the number of useful interface updates and exciting tools. The Google Map Maker update that has been named as Columbus Redux announces the following…

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This article is regarding mapping the administrative regions in Pakistan at Google Map Maker and their importance in addressing a feature’s location. One of the most important topics for mapping an area is related to administrative regions. Mappers at Google Map Maker have been found with a common misunderstanding of the basic structure and linkages…

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Originally posted at Google LatLong Blog. Today, we’re proud to introduce you to our Google Map Maker Advocates! Google Map Maker is an online tool that enables individuals to add detailed information to the maps of many countries and regions for everyone to view and use in Google Maps. Having a healthy community of people contributing their local knowledge…

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This article is originated with permissions from an early report by KA at Tech Prolonged After Google Maps, Open Street Map and Naqsha, here comes the NAVTEQ maps with street level information available for Pakistan. The details are limited to larger cities to towns and few villages and more or less seems like the similar…

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As I have mentioned already that how boring could be the geographical studies for most of us. It is not because the subject itself doesn’t boost any interest but in fact these are the methods and the way such subjects are being taught from decades. Majority would agree that advancement of technology calls for enhancing…

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February is kind of a lucky month, not only because I was allocated on planet earth in this month but also because it was the real kick off for revolutionary location based services in real world. Location based services are dependent services or solutions which are brought to a requester by either automatically detecting their…

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January 2010, an acme season of winter in mountaineer area of Hunza Valley brought an unexpected massive landside before an expected snowfall; demolishing the Attabad village completely under rock stones and blocking the river Hunza. For once, majority of locals could foresee the tough times ahead. The river Hunza, flows between two rocky mountains and…

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