Google MapUp Karachi 2011
Google MapUp Karachi was held at City campus of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on 10th June 2011. This event is third and last in series of MapUp events in 2011 covering three major cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. These events are organised by Google Map Maker Advocates 2011 for Pakistan with help of Google country consultant, Badar Khushnood and Dr. Sayeed Ghani 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.
More than 45 individuals including number of students from institute, from other institutes, bloggers and citizens from various fields 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.
Dr Sayeed Ghani, Associate Dean of faculty of Computer Science at Institute of Business Administration, demonstrated their work titled as “Sindh Relief Maps” using community based geographical information over-layered at top of the Google Maps API to assist in disaster management.
These event were organised with great help of Google Map Maker Community Team, Advocates, Google Pakistan, CIO Pakistan, Dr. Sayeed Ghani at Institute of Business Administration and tons of hard work put in by volunteers.
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.
15:30 – Dr. Sayeed Ghani presentations on Sindh mapping work
16:00 – 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 Karachi 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
- پاکستان میں گوگل میپ اپ اختتام پزیر – The News Tribe
- Google Pakistan invites to MapUp – Code Week
- Cartography: Tech enthusiasts gear up to map up Karachi – The Express Tribune
- Are narcissists bringing social media down? – The Express Tribune
- Google Map Up Event at IBA, Karachi – I am Pakistan
The event was held at Institute of Business Administration City campus.