Friday, December 22, 2006

Bangalore on Google Maps

Just learned that Bangalore is on Google Maps. Many areas -- such as the IISc campus -- lack details, and it didn't work when I asked for directions from Malleswaram to Ulsoor; worse, it didn't even recognize Ulsoor and Malleswaram as legitimate queries. Bad Google!

Thanks to Kiran for the pointer.


  1. Rahul Siddharthan said...

    What do you know, Chennai's there too. It even shows train stations, bus terminuses, and a map-satellite hybrid. Neat.

    Driving directions would be a whole other challenge, given the complete lack of method in street numbering in most Indian cities.

  2. Abi said...

    Subrahmanya left this message on a different post; I'm just copy-pasting it here.

    I do not know if you are aware of wikimapia. IF not... visit

    which shows yeshwantpur bus stand. you can trace IISc from here if you know the road. you can add your own texts indicating your Lab. Trace your Lab, mark it and tell me. May be at least I can see your vehicle parked outside your Lab (if not you)!

  3. Abi said...

    Rahul: I'm sure Google will eventually start offering all these wonderful services for Indian cities. We'll just have to wait.

    Subrahmanya: Thanks for that tip. I didn't want to clutter that map with information about offices of individuals. But I do have the link for the Department of Materials Engineering, where I work. It's at the centre of this map. If you want a zoomed-out version (by two levels), it's here.