Google MapUp Islamabad 2011
After a successful and thrilling mapping event at FAST-NU, Lahore last year, now is the time for a series of mapping events to engage more users from Pakistan. In this series, events are organised at three large cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi on 7th June, 9th June and 11th June respectively.
These events are organised by Google Map Maker Advocates 2011 for Pakistan with help of Google country consultant, Badar Khushnood aiming at introducing the product to vast number of people and usefulness that Google Map Maker has brought through digitalizing the Pakistan on Google Maps and Google Earth. It is worth mentioning again that contributions by huge number of users at Google Map Maker has helped building such a helpful map which then during year 2010 floods saved over 400,000 lives by rescuing them from flooded areas to safe places by Pakistan Armed Forces.
First event in this series was held on 7th June 2011 at National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) Islamabad campus. A total of 55 individuals including number of students from university, from other institutes, bloggers and citizens attended the event to learn the basics of mapping at Google Map Maker. Google country consultant Badar Khushnood started the event with introduction to Google mapping products and their use in various fields in Pakistan in recent years. Google Map Maker Advocates, Omer, Faraz and Jabran took over with presentations, handy tutorials and quick mapping sessions to teach the basics.
The official schedule of the event was as follows:
14:30 – Registration at reception.
15:00 – Welcome note by Badar Khushnood (Google Country Consultant, Pakistan).
15:15 – Mapping success stories and usage summery by Map Maker advocates.
15:45 – Product Introduction – Q&A.
16:15 – Training & Lab Mapping.
18:00 – End note, feedback, networking & refreshment.
Pictures & videos from this event can be seen in Google MapUp Islamabad Gallery.
Reviews & In Media
- Mapping Parties in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi – Geography of Pakistan
- A cause to celebrate in Pakistan with Google Map Maker – Google Latlong blog
- Google MapUps in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi! – CIO Pakistan
- Google Holds MapUp at NUST, Islamabad – Code Week
The event was held at National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) Islamabad campus.