Hyderabad: In a first of its kind initiative, a bunch of Hyderabad based engineers are working on creating a digital map of all of the roads in the city. As part of this project by the Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL) in collaboration with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) roads of ward 72 comprising areas like Masab Tank, Hyderguda and Ahmed Nagar have already been mapped.
Volunteers from the student chapter of ”Engineers without Borders”, which is a non-profit society involving engineers and other professionals in the field of constructive change, have been roped in for the project. Around 15 volunteers have been visiting the area to be covered with printed maps and satellite images. Roads and landmarks are noted and then the data is scanned, digitised and added to the database.
The consolidated data has gone a step ahead of tech giant Google by mapping roads which are not seen currently on Google maps.