Calling all students in the U.S. and Canada!

Have you ever wished that you knew the fastest route from the dormitory to your geography class across campus? Do you want a great way to help your roommate finally discover the library before midterms? Now is the perfect time to form a team and ensure that your university map is up to date using Google Map Maker ( This month we are kicking off the first ever Map Your University 2012 competition!

From February 13th until March 9, 2012, Google invites students studying in the United States and Canada to become local heroes by updating and adding detail to their campus maps for viewing in Google Maps and Google Earth. Adding everything from walking paths to university buildings and local businesses will help students and visitors alike when trekking across your college grounds. Winners will be selected based on the thoroughness and accuracy of mapping in and around campus, and a brief personal statement. Fabulous prizes include Android tablets and phones, GPS devices, Google Map Maker messenger bags, t-shirts and more!

For more information, visit the contest homepage: The winning team will be announced in early April. Good luck, and happy mapping!
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