Google Maps & Lahore: Mapping ‘Party’

Are you map literate?  Do you reside in Lahore? 

Then you might want to check out  the Google Mapping ‘party’ taking place at FAST-NU this Saturday, 2nd  January, 2010. 

Sneak peak at what its all about— Badshahi Mosque and neighborhood.

Some information from the organizers:

Greetings!

FAST-NU and the Google Map Maker Community in Pakistan officially invite you to a half-day of discussion, interaction and mapping fun! Google Map Maker is an open editing tool for Google Maps, and has allowed crowd-sourced mapping of Pakistan on an unprecedented scale, as highlighted by Google.
In order to take stock of what has been accomplished so far, and more importantly, what opportunities lie ahead, FAST-NU’s ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Chapter welcomes Google to campus to host a workshop and discussion on crowd-sourced mapping of our cities. Take a look at the links below to see Lahore’s map on Google Maps today, to see how Badshahi Mosque’s neighborhood has been mapped, for example.
Now, help shape the opportunities which lie ahead for Pakistan’s urban development using maps, the internet and the power of collective public thinking.
Join us on the 2nd of January, 2010 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm, at FAST-NU (see it on the map)
….(click here to read the rest on the event page on Facebook)

For further information and to register–click here.

Important: You must pre-register at http://local.com.pk/mappingparty  to join in all the fun on Saturday!

If you attend–do come back to share your experience here on Lahore Metblog. :)

7 Comments so far

  1. Dilbar (unregistered) on December 31st, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    I am there…f*ck yeah!


  2. Badar Khushnood (unregistered) on January 1st, 2010 @ 3:43 am

    As a blogger/novice u can register here for the event: http://bit.ly/lahore-mapmaker-party and here: http://bit.ly/google-mapping-party

    See u @ the mapping party!


  3. Usman Latif (usmanlatif) on January 1st, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    Did anyone mention that registrations will close at 11pm tonight.
    I am there InshAllah!


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  6. Rizvi Shah (unregistered) on January 16th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    Igot it.


  7. tariqsultan (unregistered) on October 9th, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    i m muslim



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