Mapathon 2013 – an India-wide mapping contest from Google, which aims to create better maps for India. Google India is inviting users to co-create maps with Google and win gifts. The top 1000 mappers in India stand a chance to win Android tablets, smartphones, Flipkart gift vouchers and Google merchandise.
The Mapathon 2013 contest will start on 12th February 2013 and the contest closes on 25th March 2013: 23:59:59 hrs (IST). Everyone from India is eligible for this contest,but the entrant must have attained the age of majority.
The Mapathon 2013 Contest” is designed to encourage participants to map their neighborhoods and places they care about within the geographical
boundaries of India. For instance, you own business and not listed in Google maps, with this contest you can details of your business on Google Map maker and see it go live on Google maps.
Also you can add new routes,short cuts,one-ways and make driving a seamless experience for everyone.Not only this you can list favorite coffee shops, restaurant or a movie theater, also you can add local language names to your hometown, and places that you care about. You can map them all on Google Map Maker and let the world know!
How does this work ?
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.
But this contest is not intended to act as a place for users to upload information obtained from third parties, such as directories, compilations, printed or online maps, or similar sources of information, including copyrighted content. Any submission not meeting the Google Mapmaker Terms of Service criteria will be disqualified.
The top 1000 contestants by number of published edits will receive below cool prizes:
|Samsung Galaxy Note 800 Android Tablets
|Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100 Android Phones
|Flipkart gift coupons worth Rs. 5000 each
|Google Mapathon 2013 t-shirts and certificates (includes the top 100 above and another 900 people)
According to Google India, Google Map Maker was first conceptualized in India, a country where even paper maps have historically lacked in details. Four years ago, a group of Googlers in India led by Lalit Katragadda, Country- Product Head, decided that it was time to team up with users to improve our maps for India in a dramatic way. The core belief was that users know their neighbourhoods, villages, and back yards better than anyone else, and so we designed Map Maker as the tool people could use to update these details onto a digital map. Map Maker is now used across the world and today, what started off as an initiative by the Google engineers is now a project that citizens across India can participate in through Mapathon 2013.
So join Google Mapathon 2013 and help Google to provide best maps experience for millions of users and make maps for India even better.