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Friday, January 13, 2006

Microsoft India launches Virtual Map!

In MS's annual research symposium, TechVista 2006, Microsoft Research India
(MRI) demonstrated a multilingual interactive digital map of India. Microsoft
Research India and the Department of Science and Technology began collaboration
on this research project in 2005.

Microsoft collaborated with the Survey
of India, part of the Department of Science and Technology, on development of
this first-of-its-kind prototype, which also includes an online map of Bangalore
in several Indian languages. A special feature enables users to add information
relevant to their own communities tagged to specific locations on the map. This
is the first public demonstration of an ongoing Microsoft Research India project
that explores innovative ways to create and disseminate geo-spatial data.

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