Lahore gets mapped

I have a deep interest in Lahore’s historical architecture and have long been trying to find the old hidden gems and jewels in the streets of Lahore. It is a much more difficult job than it sounds as most Lahoris don’t even know of the architectural history in their own neighbourhood, let alone in the rest of the city. One of the tools I had been using is Google Earth which has been quite helpful as some nice souls have put in placemarks for many of the famous buildings and places. A few days ago, the map of Lahore in Google Earth only showed a dark red densely packed piece of land surrounded by some green patches, however; now there is a stark improvement. The men and women at Google sent their satellite to re-map Lahore and now what you see is better than amazing. (I can even see my house in there now!!!). Here is a sample of how the Lahore Fort and Badshahi Masjid look like now.

Lahore%20Google.jpg
Source: Google Earth

I only wish our roads and streets looked this clean up close and personal as they do from this far above.

2 Comments so far

  1. sheepoo (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 1:04 am

    You can help map Lahore (I have been doing it lately) at http://www.wikimapia.org. Just make sure that you tag the right places (historic, political,commercial and NOT trivial places like my friend’s home, phupoo’s place etc.

    Have fun!


  2. Raza (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    Thanks…I checked it out and mapped out quite a few places. I will do more in the upcoming days.



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