Google Announces 'Mapathon 2013' To Improve Local Maps in India

Google Inc has announced 'Mapathon 2013' is India's first mapping competition and is open to people across the country. This competition is to improving the Google's India map and to provide more local details to users in the country. The first 1000 winners of the competition will have a chance to win Android tablets, smartphones, gift vouchers and Google merchandise.

Mapathon 2013 - To Improve Local Maps in India
"We're inviting Google Maps users from all over the country to help us create better maps for India by adding knowledge of their neighbourhoods through Google Map Maker. And there's something in it for everyone," said Google in a blog post.

Mapathon 2013 starts from 12th February to March 25, 2013. Registrations have opened and the mapping contest is open to anybody who lives in India. Google is inviting amateur mappers and mapping enthusiasts to add their knowledge of local places through Google Map Maker.

"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," explained Google.

Prize Details of 'Mapathon 2013'
  • 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)
Few Things to Remember
  • The contest is open to just about anybody who lives in India
  • Dates: Feb 12th ‑ March 25th
  • Only edits made in India count
  • The top 1000 contestants by number of published edits will receive cool prizes
Just Click here to Register - Mapathon 2013
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