Chennai Street Map


Chennai Street Map is now available on Google Maps. Shown here is the hybrid mode.

Of course, the Moonavadhu Kurukku Sandhu’s and Muttu Sandhus may not be here. And of course, we aren’t going to take the aerial route. But this certainly helps to figure out where and which turn to take to reach Ramanathan Street, shown here, on this picture. We can zoom into some landmark near a desired destination, and then track the place and figure out the routes.

Even if it doesn’t prove any purpose, it is a simple time pass. People simply find pleasure locating their own homes.

9 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    I’ve located my home in Google Earth a long time ago, along with my relatives’ houses and a place in Adyar where we stayed for a couple of years. I wonder if the roads are available in installable program. Last time I checked, when I turned on the roads, there were a bunch of wiggly, widely-spaced lines bravely going over places where no road has ever gone before!

    *Goes off to check to GE*

    It’s still the same wiggly lines. :( In fact, I just installed the Linux version today. An upgrade’s pending for the Chennai region.

    Thanks for the heads-up on Google maps. I’m sure it’ll be really handy.

  2. Navneeth (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    Just noticed that our street has been left out because it’s shrouded by the tree tops.
    It’s a dead-end, but I still see other “less-significant” streets with a dead-end at least marked. >:-(

  3. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 4:01 am

    Wikimapia has a lot of locality and some street information on it.

    Of course, it would be better if 1,476,283 people didn’t contribute rectangles called ‘My House’!

  4. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

    OK, guys… Spot the mistakes: I can see two wrong road names straight away in this frame:,80.258131&spn=0.004191,0.007188&t=h

  5. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    Sorry about that link… wish I knew the html to post it neatly…

  6. Navneeth (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    Re: the html

    it’s Insert Text

    You need to insert the URL withing the quotes, like this:

    Spot the mistakes in this map.

  7. Navneeth (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 10:05 pm

    I guess I messed that up.


    NOTE: There should be a space between the first ‘a’ and ‘href’.

    regarding the map, I’m still looking over it. :-S

  8. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on January 7th, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

    Thanks for trying. It would be nice if the bog software had buttons for links.

    It’s one thing remembering italic and bold, but to a non-web-developer anything else is a bit much…

  9. Yuva (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 3:06 am

    i find wikimapia more detailed and editable… (may be bez i haven’t explored google maps)



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