Saturday, August 27, 2005

On-line KK street map now available

Kota Kinabalu: An on-line street map of the city and surrounding areas is now available, to assist tourists and locals alike to locate places of interests or business premises as well as find out local events.

The website, http://www.kkmap.com/streetmap, developed by a local GIS/IT solution provider, Menggaris IT Sdn Bhd, gives detailed information for every building and road with an easy interface for all to use.

Managing Director, Chris Chung, said by browsing through the website available in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese, surfers could look for information pertaining to streets, business premises or nearest locations.

"For starters, surfers can log in and look for locations and we would gradually update the data to include the local events happening in a particular location so that it is easy for them to find," he said at a press conference here Friday.

The map is based on data approved by the national Mapping and Survey Department.

Chung said the website, the first in the State, provides the opportunity for advertisers to promote their products and services to a wider audience.

"However, we are doing this for public service and we intend to replicate it for other cities and major towns in Sabah," he said, adding that the on-line street map provides more information than the paper map that tourists get at the airport.

More information can be obtained by calling 088-228299 or 228699.

Courtesy of Daily Express

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