Mapathon 2013 to use Google Map Maker for crowdsourcing
Google is looking towards accelerating its crowdsourcing cartography efforts by offering prizes to participants in India. The Mapathon 2013 event from February 12th to March 25th will provide gifts, including devices and Google-branded merchandise, to the top 1000 users of Google Map Maker in India.
Ortelius supports flexible labeling, layers
Mapdiva has launched Ortelius, a vector-based map-illustrating software release. It includes cartography tools and vector-based styles and symbols and uses a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) approach to design. Designers have access to Ortelius' royalty-free vector map templates, can add GIS Shapefiles and can add labels to maps with background information support and flexible font, size, alignment, and color. There are more than 20 tools for drawing, selecting and navigating in the new cartography software.