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Google announces India”s first ever mapping competition

India: With the view to further improve Google Maps for India, Google has announced India”s first ever mapping competition – Mapathon 2013 – which starts on February 12 and culminates on March 25, 2013.

It is an India-wide mapping contest, which is open to anybody who lives 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.

The top 1000 mappers in India can get a chance to win Android tablets, smartphones, gift vouchers and Google merchandise.

The registrations for the competition are open. All those interested in participating can log on to Mapathon 2013 site for more details.

Source: IBN Live