Google Mapping Party in Trivandrum

IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Kerala Section and CSI (The Computer Society of India), Trivandrum Chapter in association with Google, is organizing a Mapping Party in Trivandrum on February 5, 2010 at the Hotel Residency Towers, Trivandrum.

The Mapping party is aimed at increasing awareness of Google's Mapmaker service with the popular tagline 'Map Your World'. Google's Mapmaker service lets Google Users become citizen cartographers and improve the quality of maps and local information. The event hopes to make Kerala, particularly Trivandrum a better mapped place with relevant local information such as roads, schools, hospitals, banks and such other important places entered by users, having local knowledge.

Presently, a handful of users have started mapping different parts of Kerala. The event aims to increase the user community to a higher figure thus making Kerala, particularly Trivandrum a completely mapped and popular destination in Google Maps.

The event will show participants how to map different places, draw roads, add categories and discuss other features. Experts in Google Mapmaker will present and enlighten the gathering. Cartographers from Google are also expected at the event.

The event is open to the first 100 registrants. Registration is almost full. You can register for the event at http://sites.google.com/site/tvmmappingparty. The only pre-requisite for attending the event is a Laptop, preferably with internet connectivity and zeal for making Kerala a better mapped destination.

About IEEE
IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted "voice" for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.

IEEE activities in Kerala have reached its 33rd year. Initiated on 17 February 1975 as a subsection under the then India section, Kerala subsection became part of the Bangalore Section in 1976 upon formation of India Council. Kerala became a full Section in 1983. The section has been very active since its formation. As of January 2008, Kerala Section has around 1500 members including student members. The section has a Computer Society Chapter, a Power engineering Society Chapter, a joint Chapter on Industry Applications and an Industrial Electronics Societies and a Communication Society Chapter. Two affinity groups called IEEE GOLD and IEEE Women in Engineering are running under this section. Student branches have been established in 20 Engineering Colleges.

About CSI:
The Computer Society of India, established in 1965 and headquartered in Mumbai is the oldest and largest society of IT professionals in India. CSI is committed to advancement through the use of Information Technology in all domains of life. CSI has a member base of over 30,000 that includes top business leaders, computer professionals, academicians, researchers, students and users. The Society has 61 Chapters and 76 Student Branches spread across the country. The main objectives of the Society are to promote exchange of IT information among specialists and the public, to assist professionals maintain integrity and competence, and to foster a sense of partnership among IT professionals.

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Company Name: Ieee Kerala
Issued By: John Sunito
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by John Sunito (few years ago!)

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