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Filipino Wins Google Map Maker Global Competition

an IT PINOY, Wayne Dell Manuel, has captured glory by winning the first ever Google Map Maker Global Competition!

23yr-old Wayne (a software developer @ the UP National Telehealth Center) has contributed more than 1500 map features, won a USD50K donation from UNICEF for the Philippines.

“I’m so excited to have won this global competition because it represents a win not just for me, but also for the Philippines,” said Wayne. “To be frank, I entered the competition to win the US$50,000 for our country, and I hope that my win encourages more Filipinos to contribute to making the online map of our country even better. We Filipinos are known for our spirit of bayanihan, and this is a great way for us to come together in the Internet era to make life better for our fellow kababayans by literally putting their communities on the digital map.”

the global mapping competition (dec15 2009 to jan31 2010) hopes to improve maps of places we all know and love, plus a chance at becoming a local hero.

encouraging ALL IT PINOYs to do the same and put Philippines to the Google Map!! 🙂

read more [abs-cbnnews.com]

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