Pakistan is showing fast growth in it's IT sector these days. It's online users are growing at a very fast rate. Pakistanis are coming up with many online business models and contributing to over all Internet achievements.
Since the release of Google Map Maker , a service that allows you to create a map by adding or editing features such as roads, businesses, parks, schools and more. Pakistanis have contributed a lot in populating its maps in Pakistan. Now, google maps even give driving directions in Pakistan , as reported by ProPakistani.
Recently reported by a news agency ANI, citing Banglore-based 'Lalit Katragadda', the founder of "Map Maker" says:
"Pakistan netizens are posting more localized information and data to the Google's 'map maker' than the web users of any of the 160 countries which are using the leading internet search engine's experiment."
Below is the full press release by ANI:
Silicon Valley (California), May 23 (ANI): Pakistan netizens are posting more localized information and data to the Google's 'map maker' than the web users of any of the 160 countries which are using the leading internet search engine's experiment.
Lalit Katragadda, the founder of Map Maker software informed that a particular Pakistani based in London has posted most frequent edits to the Google's Map Maker, a user-operated software.
Katragadda, who is based in Bangalore, told The Nation via teleconference that the software updates information instantly after a user sitting anywhere in theworld within 160 countries posts an edit to the live Map Maker.
When questions were put forth regarding the authenticity of the data provided by any of the net users, Katragadda said, it can always be verified by the software.
"We can always verify from authentic as well as independent sources within an hour's time," he added.
Any such experiment, related to a country's geographical territory can always be a sensitive issue, and could have some implications, but the Google's Map Maker had not come across any political issues till now.
"We have not faced any political issues so far," Katragadda said. (ANI)