MAPS

  • PM Modi watches as Australian varsity displays Indian map without Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Indian map displayed there had Kashmir missing from it, prompting a strong protest by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. "India's Foreign Secretary raised the issue strongly and received an unqualified apology," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said,...
  • Photos: 30 incredible world maps that show how international borders have changed from millions of years ago to present October 15, 2014

    Cartographers across the world unite on Reddit under reddit.com/r/MapPorn to collect and create interesting maps. From over 300 million years ago when the world was nothing but a supercontinent called 'Pangea' to the present day when almost every home has internet, the world map has changed considerably.These 30 maps show...
  • Nokia's Here map comes to Android - but limited to Samsung Galaxy phones for now October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here Map app has finally made its entry into Android. The Here Map, which was earlier restricted to Windows phones and Nokia X series, is now available (in beta) for the Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. Owners of Samsung's Galaxy phones can download the Here map app, which...
  • Battle of the map apps: Which app is best for what October 8, 2014

    Chicago: Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's...
  • Food map will help investors find right locations: Harsimrat Kaur Badal September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said her ministry had created a district-wise 'food-map' to help investors find best locations to set up plants. Speaking at industry body ASSOCHAM's sixth international summit on food processing, agri-business and dairy here, Badal said, "When I took over...
  • Photos: Satellite images of the worst flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir through Google's 'Crisis Map' September 15, 2014

    The rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in flood affected areas are in full swing. To help rescue agencies in this operation, Google has come forward with a novel concept. Google launched a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir.'Our hope is...
  • Google launches 'crisis map' to help people in floodhit Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Internet giant Google has created a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir."Our hope is that this will help rescue agencies, volunteers and others involved in rescue operations respond to this crisis by identifying flood zones, evacuation routes and weather conditions," Google...
  • Apple fails the geography test, again September 13, 2014

    Toronto: Geography has again stumped Apple, with the technology company mixing up and relocating both Canada's largest city and its national capital on a map showing when different parts of the country can expect new iPhone deliveries. Not only did Apple's Canadian website misplace Toronto and Ottawa, it incorrectly placed Edmonton...
  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 August 25, 2014

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Googleowned...
  • Rainfall map of India: June 1 to August 17, 2014 August 19, 2014

    This map with data sourced from the India Meteorological Department shows how much rainfall different regions of the country received from June 1, 2014 to August 17, 2014 and what was the change from the normal rainfall in the subregion. ...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Google Maps now available in Hindi July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: Search giant Google today launched its Google Maps in Hindi seeking to make its navigation service more useful for users locally. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop and android mobile phone users, who will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads and routes...
  • Map: How much did it rain this monsoon July 18, 2014

    This map of India shows how much the monsoon rainfall in different subregions of the country varied from the normal during the period July 10 to July 16. ...
  • Bihar sets 2019 as target to free the state from open defecation July 17, 2014

    The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a road map was being prepared to make thestate free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 201314, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state,...
  • Map: MumbaiAhmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified MumbaiAhmedabad sector, where...
  • This rain map of India paints a worrisome picture July 4, 2014

    This map of India shows which parts of the country received what amount of rainfall and how much it varied from normal in the period June 1, 2014 to July 2, 2014. There is a departure of 43% in the all India area weighted rainfall. ...
  • Congress slams Modi for price rise, China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising prices and China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh, taunting him on his election campaign claims that a strong government in Delhi could set them right. Party's spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad said the "upward trend" in the prices of food items in...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • China riles India, new map shows Arunachal Pradesh as its integral part June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. This is the latest in a routine dispute between the...
  • Map of the World: Football World Cup 2014 Round of 16 June 27, 2014

    A total of 32 countries qualified for World Cup Football 2014, of which 16 have been eliminated in the Group Stage and the remaining 16 have advanced to the Round of 16. A map of the world showing the participating countries. ...
  • Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indian landmarks as seen from space? June 20, 2014

    Some are historical monuments and heritage sites while others are prominent geographical landmarks. You've seen these famous Indian landmarks several times in photos. This is how they look from space. How many can you identify? ...
  • 2013 Uttarakhand floods: Dramatic before and after animated satellite image June 17, 2014

    It has been a year since floods and landslides wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand killing thousands. These images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite in May and June 2013 show how the area looked like before the multiday cloudburst and what it...
  • Advent of the monsoon: Places where the monsoon is expected to reach today June 16, 2014

    The northern limit of monsoon continue to pass through 21.0N/60.0E, 21.0N/65.0E, Veraval, Surat, Sangli, Bellary, Nandyal, Bapatla, 18.0N/86.0E and 2.0N/90.0E, Coochbehar and Gangtok. Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of interior Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, remaining parts of Bay of Bengal and...
  • Nokia to buy smart data firm Medio Systems for its map business June 12, 2014

    Helsinki:Finland's Nokia on Thursday said it has agreed to buy small US company Medio Systems for its navigation unit HERE. The price of the deal, which is expected to close by endJuly, was not disclosed. Seattlebased Medio has about 60 employees. Nokia said Medio's smart data technology enables it to create digital...
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil's 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After letting football fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home, Google now lets the fans travel through the painted streets of Brazil. Brazilians, every four years, come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. The free online mapping...
  • Do these Google Maps satellite images actually show a plane blown up to pieces at Karachi Airport? June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a nightlong battle. While the Pakistan authorities state that no planes were damaged during the attack, Google Maps satellite images show an airplane in the parking bay blown to...
  • Road accident map of India June 6, 2014

    Union Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in New Delhi has brought the focus back on road safety in India. 138,258 lives were lost in 2012, a year which witnessed almost half a million road accidents, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.This data, seen in...
  • Take a trip inside the Football World Cup venues with Google Maps Steet View June 6, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Maps on Thursday began letting soccer fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home. The free online mapping service added "Street View" imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums along with scenes captured on roads painted in festive tribute to the major global...
  • Red hot: Temperature map of India June 6, 2014

    It is the peak of the summer season in India and many parts of the country are reeling under extreme heat wave conditions. This map gives an indication of how hot it is out there. The colourcoded map that gives an overview of which parts of India are hottest at...
  • Road accident map of India: Deaths and accidents per lakh population June 4, 2014

    Union Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in New Delhi has brought the focus back on road safety in India. 138,258 lives were lost in 2012, a year which witnessed almost half a million road accidents, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.This data, seen in...