| Google sponsored Mapping Party was conducted on February 5, 2010 at the
Residency Towers, Government Press Road, Thiruvananthapuram. Only 71 mappers, out
of the 175 registered for the mapping party, logged in due to
the apprehensions of the Kerala Police.
The event commenced with a brief introduction by Mr.Satish Babu, former National Secretary of the Computer Society of India, about the objectives of organising such a party. This was followed by a detailed presentation by Mr.Ajith Kumar, Programme Manager, Geo Content Operations of Google. Mr.C.N.R.Nair presented the mode of using various tools in mapping the neighborhood. After the presentations, participants started mapping their neighborhood. The party wrapped up after a concluding session on Community Mapping and its relevance to Kerala. The deliberations were led by a panel of IT and media experts.
Link to Panel Discussion