Google Australia has today launched their Mapathon 2014 contest, a project which they hope will encourage Australians to map their neighborhoods and places they care about within Australia, while giving them the chance to win prizes.
The way the competition works is that you will edit points on Google Maps, Google has provided tools on their MapMaker page to allow you to add roads, businesses and more :
You’ll be awarded points for each approved edit that’s accepted by the Google Maps team, with your progress displayed on your Mapathon login page. Participants will receive ‘One point for adding or modifying a non-business place, line, polygon or their attributes and Three points for adding or modifying a business place or any of its attributes.’
Mapathon 2014 is open to Australian residents 18 years or older and the prize pool includes :
- The 5 participants with the highest scores will each win a Google Nexus 7 (32 GB, wifi) and a Red Balloon $500 (AUD) gift certificate.
- The 10 participants with the next highest scores will each win a Google Nexus 7 (32 GB, wifi).
- All the above 15 winners will also receive a Mapathon T-shirt and Certificate of Participation./li>
- The 300 participants with the next highest scores will each win a Mapathon T-shirt and Certificate of Participation./li>