"The quality data so produced will also facilitate easy navigation for commuters. It is very useful for a small town like Fazilka, has its presence on global map; due to its environment related activities in the recent past and world like to know more about it. Giving further details about the event, Navdeep Asija, Secretary (Admin), GWAF informed, "we have selected 20 people belonging to different domains, like draftsmen, farmers, people from defence services, budding Civil Engineering Architecture students & map lovers, each one will be having a GPS device to capture the ground realities, land marks, eating outlet, hotels, restaurants, and other related attributes as a part of Mapping party, further information obtained by all shall be combined and uploaded". Geeta Softech Fazilka would be acting as facility provider." There are hundreds of active mappers today, but since the concept is fairly new to India, is fast catching up, and we are happy to associate our self with the great cause for our city beautiful", said Mr Vinod Kumar, Director Geeta Softech Interestingly, all data generated will be available in public domain, which may be used by anybody, the way one likes, without bearing the burden of any charge. The information will be available on the website http://osm.org .
Fazilka city being one of the hot spot on border area tourism in the Malwa region of Punjab, for its original art and culture, rural tourism, black buck sanctuary, border retreat, such information will help visitor at large, and in the era of technological advancement, it is a welcoming step, said Dr Bhupinder Singh, Patron GWAF. Free training shall be given and each participant will be honoured with Certificate of Appreciation.