Five youngsters, all third year students of Information Science, Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (NMAMIT), have added details to the online map of Mangalore (on OpenStreetMap).
Aadarsh, Chaitra, Cheryl, Shravan, and Sneha have added and corrected wrong locations of roads and city landmarks. They added details using GPS in Android phones and after modifying the data thus collected on a software called JOSM. The students divided themselves into two groups, the Kadri and Ladyhill groups. Both added details of city landmarks they knew. Aadarsh said he concentrated on correcting places that were wrongly marked. He added roads, residential areas, Bharath Mall, the KSRTC Bus Stand, and Bejai where he lived. He said that they divided themselves into two groups, with each adding details that they knew of. He said that since the idea was to add details of use to people, he marked medical, photocopy, soda shops, and grocery shops (such as Baliga Stores).
Chaitra Nayak, a third year student of Information Science in Bangalore, said she and her friends added the Corporation Bank Library, Rotary Bhavan (near Canara High School, Urwa), and Prasad Driving School. She said that they edited some roads near Ballalbagh and marked the entrance to the Mangala Stadium.
Since one could add any detail, she added the location of her friend's apartment in Ballalbagh and the clinic of her doctor in Chilimbi.
Ms. Nayak said other details added to the city's map included the Venkatramana temple and Ideal Cafe, a bookstore and a petrol pump. They corrected the location of Sharavu Temple, which earlier appeared nearer City Centre mall.
Cheryl added the Corporation Building, St. Aloysius Degree College, and St. Aloysius Ladies Hostel. She corrected the location of the Saibeen Complex.