Unique Munn Maps unveiled in city

MA&UD secretary Navin Mittal on Saturday complimented Google for their enthusiastic support to an initiative that heralds a new dimension to artistic mapping.

Mittal specifically praised the IT giant for putting Hyderabad Survey Munn Maps in public domain, which has the potential to reach out to millions of people, who could now understand the painstaking efforts being taken by the people of the calibre of Prashant Lahoti and Karen Leonard. This has the potential to mark the commencement of something exciting in public domain, he added.

Mittal was speaking after the launch of the Munn Maps at Telangana State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills on Saturday morning. He said making such unique maps were projects in themselves and required utmost patience and a massive research. “One can imagine the diligence with which Lahoti went about accomplishing the job. The Krishnakriti Managing Trustee has collected 638 maps of Hyderabad. The event was held as part of ‘Krishnakriti Art and Cultural Festival-2018’. (NSS)