Google India has launched a mapping competition, “Mapathon 2013”, for the first time in India. The contest will begin on Feb 12, 2013 and will end on March 25, 2013. The top 1000 contestants decided by maximum number of published edits will receive cool prizes such as Android tablets, phones, T-shirts, Flipkart Gift vouchers, and much more.
What is Google Mapathon?
Google Mapathon is a mapping competition to improve the Google maps. Go to Google Map Maker and add or update the details in the Google Maps. The aim is to make Google Maps more helpful to users by adding information such as nearby Hospitals, Restaurants, Banks and more. All the edits will be verified before being published on the Google maps.
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Users can also add new websites, or update data of existing sites on the Google Maps. As Google said in a blog post, “Make India maps even better! You can co-create with Google, the best maps experience for millions of users and help us make maps for India even better.”
This is the first time such a competition is being launched in India. I’m sure it will help make Google Maps more useful for users.
How To Participate?
Visit Google Mapathon 2013 to participate in the competition. The contest is open to just about anybody who lives in India.