4.1 Study area
The area chosen for the present work is Bengaluru city. The application resulting from this study provides the user with detailed information on Bengaluru city’s and its surrounding areas, main road, tourist and heritage places, resorts, bus stops etc.
Bengaluru is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities of India. Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is the fifth largest city in India and is the fastest growing city in Asia. It is one of the most populated city in India. It is the technological hub of India and is known as the “Silicon Valley Of India” because of its role as the nation's leading information technology service provider and exporter. Majority of Bengaluru’s primary attractions, are located in the city centre. The unprecedented timber-built Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, in the heart of the city, gives a fascinating glimpse into Bangalore’s past. Adjascent, is the still popular 17th-century temple, built by the Wodeyar kings. North of the temple, are the ruins of Bengaluru Fort. Located north – west of Cubbon Park, the Vidhana Soudha, Karnataka’s State Legislature and Secretariat building, is one of India’s prominent buildings. Despite the rush of modern life, Bengaluru has a strong…show more content… It is in the heart of the Mysore Plateau at an average elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft). It is located at 12.97°N 77.56°E and covers an area of 741 km2 (286 sq mi). The topology of Bengaluru is generally flat, though the western parts of the city are hilly. No major rivers run through the city, although the Arkavathi and South Pennar cross paths at the Nandi Hills, 60 kilometres (37 miles) to the north. River Vrishabhavathi, a minor tributary of the Arkavathi, arises within the city at Basavanagudi and flows through the city. The rivers Arkavathi and Vrishabhavathi together carry much of Bengaluru’s