Earlier this month, Dutch Satellite Navigation manufacturer TomTom launched its “Map Paradise Project”, recruiting families and groups of friends to help map five tropical islands. Applications have now closed for the Second island, St. Lucia, and open for Mauritius where TomTom are looking for people to spend two weeks on the island and earn 10,000 euros for mapping it.
Successful applicants will need to explore Mauritius in a specially equipped mapping car, the first stage of the TomTom map-making process. No mapping experience is required, but TomTom is looking for people who would enjoy visiting rainforests, banana and coconut plantations, who don’t mind great weather and who have a decent sense of direction. This mapping field work will take anything from a day to two weeks depending on how much time is spent sunbathing, swimming or exploring.
Mauritius is a fascinating paradise. The very name conjures up images of tropical luxury, cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and luxury hotels, but the island is also overloaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from that daily grind of beach and pool. However possibly the single biggest asset it possesses is the peaceful charm of its warm and welcoming people.
“The Map Paradise Project has got off to a great start. We have had thousands of applications to map the first island of Fiji,” says Corinne Vigreux, managing director, TomTom. “It will be a very difficult job choosing the winners and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has entered. Don’t worry if you miss out on the St.Lucia mapping experience, as there is another great opportunity to map Mauritius.”
A TomTom jury is busily looking at all the applications for the St Lucia Map Paradise Project and the winners will be announced on Facebook and via email.
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