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Live Blog – Initiative to add Religious Institutions onto Google Map

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The Prefects’ Council of Royal College, together with Mr. Rohan Jayaweera, the Sri Lankan representative of Google incorporated, has taken the initiative to update the Google maps tool, so as to promote religious and cultural awareness.

 

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From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:48 am

The Map-making is scheduled to go on till 2 pm at this very own place. We are about to take off from the venue. Keep an eye on our site for more updates and a featured article.

Good Day everyone.
( Pray for the match maybe. :P )

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:28 am

While the roads are being added, they are being reviewed and approved as well. Simultaneously.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:15 am

Google Power Mapper, Dihan Perera is here as well. He guides the chaps here.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:11 am

One should draw few pointers as much as possible while doing so that it can be edited in the future if needed to.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:06 am

Directions will only work in public roads.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201411:01 am

Roads will be drawn only if the road doesn’t exist on the Google Map. One of the mapmaker member wi demonstrate it to the students ho to draw a road on maps and what precautions should be considered while doing so.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201410:58 am

We are back after the refreshments.

We are about to start the 2nd session. in where the students will map the roads.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201410:17 am

A small refreshment break will be taken now.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 201410:09 am

Everyone seems to be running out of places to add on the map. 2008 batch students here as well, including Rashmika, Google Student Ambassador.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20149:45 am

Students have to recognize the institutes from the satellite images, pin point with the marker, Get the proper information for it from the Database provided to them. And then later after these new locations will be reviewed by one of the present Google Members here to be approved.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20149:25 am

Students are divided into group so the map-up would be effective since they know their religion than others.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20149:13 am

Google Maps, Google Maps everywhere.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20149:06 am

” This is not just another map-up. This is special to us because School students are using technology to promote religious harmony. This is also the first time a map-up has come to a school level.” – Rohan Jayaweera, country consultant Google Sri Lanka shared with us.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:57 am

Places are being added and sorted with categories.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:45 am

So, this is what is happening now.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:36 am

Stay tuned for more updates.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:36 am

a group of people not more than 20 are here gathered in the ICT room of the college and are into the job.

They will be searching for religious institutes on the map via satellite view and then marking them. They already have a pre-made database from which they will be adding as well.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:34 am

digit team here. Live from Royal College premises where the Prefects Council is mapping all the religious institutes on the map.

From Press From Press Mar 8, 20148:33 am

Hey everyone.

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