Second chance to map a paradise island with TomTom

Jun 14 2012

Second chance to map a paradise island with TomTom

~ Tropical island explorers wanted to help map St. Lucia ~

London, 14 June 2012 – Earlier this month, TomTom launched its Map Paradise Project, recruiting families and groups of friends to help map five tropical islands. Today applications close for the first island, Fiji, and open for St. Lucia. TomTom is looking for people to spend two weeks on the island and earn £10,000 for mapping it.

Successful applicants will need to explore St Lucia in a specially equipped mapping car, the first stage of the TomTom map-making process. No mapping experience is needed, 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.

“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 Fiji mapping experience, as there is another great opportunity to map St.Lucia.”

A TomTom jury is busily looking at all the applications for the Fiji Map Paradise Project. The winners will be announced on Friday 22ndJune on Facebook and via email.

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