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Google Maps: ‘Faisalabad mapped almost like any American city’

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Commending the contribution of citizens of Faisalabad in mapping the city, Vice President of Google Maps, Brian McClendon, during a press briefing this week declared the map of the city “almost more detailed than any American city.”

He said, “It is one of the best examples I have ever seen. Over a period of four years, it went from a naked map to almost more detailed than any American city I know.”

McClendon said that the people who were experts in their areas were able to add details through Map Maker, which Google Maps developed in 2008.

He said that in countries where good base maps were not available, there was a need of the application, which has proven to be a great source of mapping cities across the world.

Speaking about Faisalabad’s mapping, the Google VP said, “Labels in different languages, local business listings, bike paths, parks, areas can be seen which are user-contributed.”

Earlier, Google Inc announced that it was deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities in its ambitious and controversial plan to create a digital map of the world.

Google had declined to name the cities, but it showed a demonstration of a 3D map of San Francisco, in which a user can navigate around an aerial view of the city.

McClendon had said the privacy issues were similar to all aerial imagery and that the type of 45-degree-angle pictures that the planes take have been used for a long time.
 
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SamranAli

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and also Pakistan is the country who contribute most in mapping than any other.
 

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I found driving around Faisalabad is far easier than driving in Lahore , the only issue is that Faisalabad is surrounded by extremely low developed areas which make it difficult to access.
 

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Common guys , Adnan is probably a Muslim (2nd class) citizen of India. You have understand that , being a despised minority in his country , he has to troll extra hard to show its "loyalty" to that piece of ......uhhh land called India (See what I did there? ;) )

PLUS: Since he is a Muslim , he probably never got a quality education and hence can't comprehend things properly. So leave him guys ...
 

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Common guys , Adnan is probably a Muslim (2nd class) citizen of India. You have understand that , being a despised minority in his country , he has to troll extra hard to show its "loyalty" to that piece of ......uhhh land called India (See what I did there? ;) )
I don't know what he said so bad that all you guys are so pissed off.. I don't know if he was trolling or not he could be serious as well.. and stop attacking people based on their religion.. If you don't like his comment just report him..

PLUS: Since he is a Muslim , he probably never got a quality education and hence can't comprehend things properly. So leave him guys ...
Whoa!! So you mean to say, Muslims in general don't get quality education.. ???? You seem to be out of your mind here..
 

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Faisalabad Mentioned as Best Mapped City on Google Maps



Faisalabad has been mentioned as best (user-contributed) mapped city on Google Maps, thanks to millions of inputs from enthusiastic mappers from Pakistan.

Pakistan has been featured many times before as an example of user-contributed mapping, but Faisalabad has now been termed as best mapped city on earth.

Google (naturally) couldn’t reach whole of the earth to map it at street level, hence in 2008 Google introduced a way for users to contribute to Google Maps through Google Map Maker.

Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps, during a press event this week said that Faisalabad is so well mapped that it is now more detailed mapped city than any American city.

You can watch below video of Brian McClendon’s notes during the event. Faisalabad is mentioned at 10:14 seconds.

 
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