TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,922 Reviews & Articles | 38,165 News Posts

Maps of India need improving, Google launches contest to kick-start the process

Google launches contest to improve maps of India

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Feb 8, 2013 2:35 pm

Google is hoping to speed up the crowd-sourcing cartography efforts in India by offering a contest with prizes to the top 1000 Map Makers. The contest spans from February 12th to March 25th with prizes including devices and Google branded merchandise.

 

TweakTown image news/2/8/28409_1_maps_of_india_need_improving_google_launches_contest_to_kick_start_the_process.png

 

Google Map Maker lets people who know the area better supply edits to Google Maps, most noticeably in areas where government supplied data and Google's on mapping efforts have failed, or been blocked. Most recently, Google Map Maker efforts have greatly improved the accuracy of North Korea on Google Maps.

 

The very top participants in the contest will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 8000, with Samsung Galaxy S II GT smartphones, gift coupons, T-shirts and certificated will be awarded to lower ranking participants. What do you think about Google Map Maker? Have you used the service to improve your local maps? Let us know in the comments.

NEWS SOURCES:Electronista.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Internet & Websites news at our Internet & Websites news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases