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 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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This is a video series consisting of 4 episodes created by PennState Public Broadcasting. Geographical knowledge can be very useful and helpful in every step of our daily life. Knowledge learnt in an interesting practical way is much more understandable and easily implementable than the one learnt in theories. So here is the series of…

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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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When spending time and energy to make something useful for people you care about, why not make it in better and perfect way rather than what is not useful despite all same energy and time went into building it. So do the best when doing something for others. In this world when we come to…

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