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Mapping the Future: SLC Volunteers Use 360-Degree Camera to Enhance Open Street Maps for MVGR

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital mapping, the integration of cutting-edge technology is paramount to creating comprehensive and accessible maps for the public. Recently, the Swecha Learning Center (SLC) at MVGR College of Engineering took a significant step in this direction with the donation of a 360-degree camera, transforming the way we capture and share street-level imagery. This blog delves into how this initiative, spearheaded by dedicated SLC volunteers, is enhancing Open Street Maps (OSM) and providing a richer, more immersive experience for users.

The Power of 360-Degree Imagery

Traditional mapping methods often fall short in capturing the intricate details of our environments. Enter the 360-degree camera, a technological marvel that records panoramic views, allowing for an immersive exploration of locations. This technology offers a comprehensive perspective, making it invaluable for creating detailed and interactive maps.

Empowering SLC Volunteers

  1. Camera Operation: Understanding the functionality and features of the 360-degree camera.
  2. Image Capture Techniques: Learning the best practices for capturing clear, comprehensive street views.
  3. Data Integration: Uploading and integrating the captured images into Open Street Maps, ensuring they are accessible to users worldwide.

Capturing MVGR’s Essence

With the training complete, SLC volunteers embarked on a mission to document the MVGR campus and its surrounding areas. The 360-degree camera allowed them to capture the essence of the campus, from bustling academic buildings to serene green spaces. These images provide a virtual tour experience, enabling users to explore the campus as if they were physically present.

Enhancing Open Street Maps

Open Street Maps is a collaborative project that aims to create a free, editable map of the world. By uploading the 360-degree images to OSM, SLC volunteers have significantly enriched the platform’s data for MVGR. This enhancement offers several benefits:

  • Improved Navigation: Detailed street views help users navigate the campus and its environs more effectively.
  • Accessible Information: Prospective students, visitors, and the general public can explore MVGR remotely, gaining valuable insights into the campus layout and facilities.
  • Community Engagement: The initiative fosters a sense of community involvement, encouraging others to contribute to OSM and support the continuous improvement of digital maps.


K Tanooj (21331A0592)
K Mokshagna Anurag (22331A0473)
T.Rupeswari (23335A0516)
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