There is a latest imagery update by Google for its geo products. As usual, Pakistan keeps getting the high resolution satellite imagery update. Current update can be either seen through official KML file in Google Earth. You can also subscribe to Follow your World tool to get updates about any satellite imagery updates in your…

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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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Map data at Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps Mobile comes from various data sources. These sources include the official map data for most of the countries that usually comes from their survey departments. Google is now replacing the purchased/hired map data with their intellectual proprietorial data coming through contributions from Google Map Maker. Since Google Map…

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* A milestone, all thanks to Bin Laden’s death perhaps that Google has “pre-announced” satellite imagery update for first time ever. This imagery update as expected includes the updated imagery for Abbottabad town of Pakistan that has gained attentions in recent days. This latest imagery update of Abbottabad, Pakistan is courtesy of GeoEye who released…

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The latest satellite imagery update for Google mapping products is here. The updates actually was released on 18th April 2011 while it was announced at Google Lat-Long blog only on 26th April 2011. You can download this KML (Google Earth format) file and surf the updated areas marked in red rectangular. The satellite imagery again…

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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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There is huge imagery update from Google to its mapping products. This update titled as Imagery Update: Japan & beyond covering the high resolution satellite imagery for Japan specifically for areas hit by recent earthquake & tsunami disaster. Google describes the level of urgency to imagery updates for Japan as follows: It was just two…

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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 is first part of this series named as “Standards for mapping Pakistan” at Google Map Maker. It covers naming a feature and its various aspects. The name title of a feature must reflect the exact name as it is used in real world and based on same as it is given or registered to…

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