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Continental Tyre SA are photo-mapping the continent using crowdsourcing…get involved
Posted by on Apr 9th, 2013

I’m always on the lookout for clever new ways of doing things hey and especially in the digital era there are plenty of folks thinking up innovative ways to change long standing traditions. So i stumbled across this recently and i given my fixation with crowdsourcing i thought i’d share it. Continental Tyre SA have come up with an initiative using crowdsourcing that could turn into a pretty cool way you and i use maps in the future. You see they asking people to upload pics from their journeys around SA and a photograph along with the location gets pulled into the website and added to the interactive map.

Like so.

Once you’ve done that you can visit the website HERE and your pic along with the caption and location will appear on the map of SA as well as in the real time feed on the right side.

Pretty cool hey.

The initiative covers both on-road and off-road so all you 4×4 petrol heads can get involved and show your mates where in the wild you’ve been going on adventures.

For those who don’t like getting dirty there’s always the chance to show-off your neck of the woods. And if you live in Cape Town there is plenty to choose from hey. Think driving along Chapman’s Peak, coming over the neck to see Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles etc. The site is still in the early stages, but people love sharing their experiences and hey you can always scoop the bragging rights and say you were the first person to post the pic of that particular location.

So next time you’re on the road and see something rad or photo-worthy then take a pic, make sure your location sharing is on and sent out a tweet including the hashtags #ContiOnroad or #ContiOffroad. It will automatically get pulled into the system and posted on the website.

Just make sure you send in the tweet with your location on.

Clever hey.

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