9 Feb 2013

Win Tablets and Phones: Help Google to Make Better Maps Of Your Local Place

Google needs you! Excited? Google India has announced India’s first ever mapping competition: Mapathon 2013. +GoogleIndia invites you to join  in creating better Maps for India.

Google invited Google Maps users from all over the country to help by adding knowledge of their neighborhoods through Google Map Maker. The contest is open to just about anybody who lives in India and only edits made in India count. The top 1000 mappers in India stand a chance to win Android tablets, smartphones, gift vouchers and Google merchandise.The top 1000 contestants by number of published edits will receive cool prizes.  Mapathon 2013  starts on February 12 and culminates on March 25, 2013.

How does it work

Google Map Maker is an easy-to-use tool that allows users to add more detail to Google Maps through a few simple clicks. Using Google Map Maker, you can select a specific area on Google Maps and add new information based on your own local knowledge or by referencing the satellite imagery on Google Maps.  With just another click, you can save and submit your input — and once the submitted edit has been verified, the new information will be added to Google Maps.

Mapathon

Resource Links

Source: Google India Official blog

Registration for the competition :sign up at https://www.google.com/mapmaker/mapathon/india2013

Get Google Map Maker: http://www.google.co.in/mapmaker

Prize Structure:

10 Samsung Galaxy Note 800 Android Tablets

40 Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100 Android Phones

50 Flipkart gift coupons worth Rs. 5000 each

1000 Google Mapathon 2013 T-shirts and certificates (includes the top 100 above and another 900 people)

If you can't make History, create maps. At least you can say to your Grandchildren like this: " In 2013, Google invited me to make this map and I made a wonderful map for them." :-p