Throughout December, Google Map Maker team members are touring around India with Google's Internet Bus to show people how to create maps of their local villages and towns. The Internet Bus Project is an initiative to educate people about the Internet, and how it can be beneficial to their lives. The customized Internet-enabled Google bus travels to towns and cities across India and takes the Internet experience to the people.

interior of the bus

When the Google Internet Bus last week made its grand entrance into the province of Kerala (after having completed the journey through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka), the paradise of waving palms, sprawling backwaters and wide sandy beaches, bus visitors were able to view their home and neighborhood and use Google Map Maker to map their home towns and favorite destinations.

You can see other pictures of this leg of the Internet Bus tour here. The bus is traveling through the following cities throughout December:
  • Kochi/Ernakulam - December 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Allapuzha - December 10, 11
  • Kollam - December 12, 13
  • Thiruvananthapuram - December 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Thrissur - December 19, 20
  • Pallakad - December 21, 22
  • Kozhikode - December 23, 24, 25
  • Thalassery - December 26, 27
If you are from Kerala or visiting Kerala during this time, hop along for the ride and discover the art of map making on the Google Internet Bus!