Google’s Mapathon 2013 weighs to make India maps better

Google India has announced Mapathon 2013, a mapping competition, to improve Google Maps in India.

The top 1,000 mappers will win Android tablets, smartphones, other gift vouchers, said Google India.

Registrations for the competition will commence on February 12 and go on until March 25, 2013.

Those who sign up for the competition can update the maps via Google Map-Maker tool to add details to Google Maps via satellite imagery or users’ own local knowledge.

Google will verify and then add them to Google Maps.

Jayanth Mysore, product manager, Google India wrote in a blog: “Google aims to provide better maps for India by building better maps for the users, by the users. Today, citizens across India can participate in this great project through Mapathon 2013.”

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