Google Maps is launching Mapathon 2013, India’s first mapping contest to improve local Google maps in India by encouraging Indians to participate and improve maps while promising amazing prizes to those who perform the most edits.
India Mapping Contest
This is a wonderful effort to make Google maps better, especially since local mapping details are particularly lacking in India. The Google Mapathon 2013 competition will run from February 12 to March 25, 2013 and is available for people residing in India only.
How does it work?
Google Map Maker is a 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.
So who wins the prizes? Top 1000 contestants with most number of published edits. Simple. Top prizes are 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 800 Android Tablets, 40 Samsung Galaxy SII Android Phones, 50 Flipkart gift coupons worth Rs. 5000 and all 1000 winners get Google Mapathon 2013 t-shirts. Get started.