Google Map Maker Global Competition

Be a part of the first ever global mapping competition! From December 15, 2009 to January 31, 2010, improving the maps of places you know and love can give you a chance at becoming a local hero. 

Win a grand prize that helps your homeland. Add the most universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics with high quality into Google Map Maker, and your efforts will win $50,000 for UNICEF's work empowering young people through technology in your homeland. You will get a VIP tour from UNICEF officials of the local projects in your country that will benefit from the $50,000 donation. We'll also invite you to attend, all expenses paid, the Google Super Mappers 2010 conference.

Congratulations to the winner of the competition: Wayne Dell Manuel of the Philippines!

Compete to win $50,000 for UNICEF's work empowering young people through technology in your homeland.

Map universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics. Adding these features to the map will help humanitarian organizations like UNICEF do their jobs better in your country. Having a complete, accurate and rich map on Google helps people in your community, businesses, tourism boards, civil services and even emergency rescue workers. 


Be recognized and rewarded for your mapping contributions. The competition winner will be a local hero. Top mapping contributors appear on Google Map Maker and ultimately on Google Maps.

Criteria

Map universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics with high quality.

  • Geographical features must be added to the map using Google Map Maker.
  • Join our Map Your World group to discuss ideas and issues with other mappers.
  • The competition ran from 12:01 AM CST on December 15, 2009 through 11:59 PM CST on January 31, 2010.

Judging

Entries were judged on the basis of the following general criteria:

  • Mapping quality: Mapping additions and edits must be accurate and detailed.
  • Mapping quantity: The more mapping additions and edits published, the better!
  • Moderation quality: Moderations of mapping changes must be polite, helpful, and correct.
  • Moderation quantity: The more moderations completed, the better!



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