Google has just announced its Mapathon 2013, which calls on users to improve the India version of Google Maps. To know more about the campaign click here.

The Mapathon begins on 12 February and goes on till 25 March. There’s a prize for those who log on to improve Google maps. The top 1000 mappers in India stand a chance to win Android tablets, smartphones, gift vouchers and Google merchandise. To register for the competition click here.

Image from Google's blog.
Image from Google’s blog.

And how can you improve Maps?

The Google Map Maker is an easy-to-use tool that will allow you to add more detail to Google Maps through a few simple clicks.

Using the tool, you can select a specific area on Google Maps and add new information based on your own local knowledge and experience or by referring to the satellite imagery on Google Maps. Click a second time to save and submit your input – and once the submitted edit has been verified, the new information will be added to Google Maps.

Only edits made by users in India, will be considered for submission.

Publish date: February 8, 2013 8:50 am| Modified date: February 8, 2013 8:50 am

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