Demented people defacing wikimapia

Now im angry! really seething actually! why?! cuz someone thinks its funny to start defacing our fine city on wikimapia!

Why?! what have we done to you! why is it that we can never have anything good without someone ruining it for the rest of us! !

Thanks to Muhammad Ali for reporting this abuse of the service..

Now its serious, i just visited Wikimapia and was surprised to see some one changed the name on Airport tag, also there are couple of more places marked as “Indian territory” and “Israel territory” ..

Would you please stop fighting about English and Urdu and start renaming things!!!

Heres a zoomed in link to wikimapia again.

Update: I’ve changed the labels of the demented entries, to incorrect label, and flagged them to be deleted… Also, now made it part of this page as well… ;)

20 Comments so far

  1. Tee (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 10:37 pm

    Also, someone has marked a very small area as KARACHI. I dnt get it, is that karacho only? plus why are people marking their houses??????? uff, who wud like to know where Adeel or Daniyal live?

  2. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

    Man this is sad, we need to protect karachi from this crap. guys we need to constantly monitor karachis map and keep deleting stupid posts.

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 12:19 am

    @Mansoor:Again its a wiki site and you can’t stop anyone at all.If one wants he can change anything on as well.We can’t stop it yes we can just keep renaming all the time.But how long?

    There is no place for muslims living in this world.

    @Tee:yea its stupid as well as dangerous too,providing home details on a public website.

    But but…can someone mark Actor Saima’s home?I want to salute her on her movie “Madam Dehari Baaz” *grin*

  4. striker (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 12:38 am

    hey guys i have updated the information on
    massror base (please dont change it its authentic) and some common place like like
    Expo center ( i was amazed to see that one did that so far before me yay) i have also update
    place like Al-karam, Apsara aprtment, F.C.Area

  5. Striker (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 1:23 am

    hey guys do one more thing if possible
    name as much land mark as possible cuz
    i had a really tuff time in finding place
    on shara-e-faisal when i was looking for job
    over there if we do that i hope people will not
    suffer any more in finding place in karachi

  6. SWA (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 2:51 am

    Yes its a wikipedia-like site so it will forever have to be checked to see if people are not defacing it. Maybe its not Karachiites defacing it…could easily be others

  7. Wahidi (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 4:34 am

    i actually saw someone mark his/her ghar ka address:P….hahah…
    and yeah….someone marked this park on kh-ittehad as “Park”:P…..i think its the one with bilal masjid….if sum1 knows the real name…kindly rename it:)

  8. xia (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 4:38 am


    This is indeed sad. Thank you Mohammad Ali for reporting. Let me see what I can do about this.

    JazakAllah Khair.


  9. Kashif-x (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    I just clicked on the Karachi Cantt at Wickedapia, and it showed the text “This is the main toilet area”, this is bad people, why cant people try not to be funny at the expense of knowlegde,

    anyway i have changed it back the railway station text, but the whole page is filled with disgusting remarks, guys gals pool in and whoever has time, pls visit the page and make the correction,

  10. Gibran (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    It looks good to me, but yeah since it is Wiki we are going to have to keep stepping in and making sure things are ok. Maybe we should divide the city into sections and that way the area we would have to look over will be smaller.

    Let me know what you think.

  11. Kashif-x (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

    I’ll take DHA area, and do the corrections over the weekend ( i forsee a strike call for the next 3 days due to the Allama Turabi incident), so i guess its going to be one loooong weekend…

  12. sheysrebellion (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    Wikimapia is the coolest thing ever. Thanks to all those who keep the Karachi Section updated.

  13. mansoor (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 12:34 am

    then lets keep up the effort! Its our city afterall, and we’ll be the ones who will defend it.

    for one, this site has helped me get the geography of our city a little more clearer in my head, since now i can visualize where each place is, rather than just imagining/assuming.

  14. Kashif-x (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 2:23 am

    Mansoor: There still ae things you will have to “imagine” or “visualize” (or fantasize) about and you probably won’t find them on wickepdia//

    ;) hehe

  15. mansoor (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 7:55 am

    kashif-x: true ;) but then…. atleast knowing the routes around helps a lot.. the rest of the visualizzations… well they be done in other times ;) haaha

  16. xia (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 10:56 pm


    I agree that we should all keep up with the site. I tried contacting the admin of the site, but no response. It is our responsibility now to keep the kar-map clean and correct.

    JazakAllah Khair,


  17. Ali (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 1:45 am


    I would also suggest we should focus on descriptions and tags of the marks. We should foucs on Quality and not Quantity :)

    Allah hafiz

  18. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 7:57 pm

    this is nothing to worry about
    even if they have wrong information, it doesnt really matter..
    no one would want such information from this site.. if someone seriosly need the map info they’ll find it..
    and its just ppl like us who go onto such sites and change it.. i am pretty sure its our brothers in arms.. so dont think this is happening to us cause we are muslims.. PLEASEEEEE

  19. Ameen (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:19 am

    Abay yar…..Karaci has 476 so far….and bombay has….above 17 thousandss……Ahmedabad is so so so smaller than Karachi and has above 5000 tags……. :O disgusting…karachiites a long way to gooooo

  20. mansoor (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    umer: if a resource exists, then ppl will use it. I recently had to travel to surjani town, and got there without being lost, thanks to mapping it out first on wikimapia. :p

    ameen: for some reason, they’re not updating the number of tags anymore.. atleast not for karachi. Its been at 476 for a pretty long time, even though i’ve added almost 50 places to it since.

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