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People in developing countries using devices with map and navigation apps, seamlessly integrating modern technology into their traditional surroundings.

The solution to cover unmapped areas: Map the world, together.

 Lots of people these days, depend on navigation apps to help them find their way around. It might be surprising to learn that the maps available to us vary significantly in accuracy worldwide. Specifically, in Western countries, maps tend to be much more precise compared to those in developing countries, largely due to differences in documentation levels. This can make it hard for locals and visitors to get around smoothly. Not having good maps can also make it tough for businesses and services to grow in those areas.

Why Navigation Apps Struggle Outside Western Countries.

The main problem comes from how navigation apps get their information. They mostly use data from third-party sources, of which almost all of them are from Western countries, and their lies heavily on the West. This means places outside the West often don’t get enough attention when it comes to updating maps and navigation. So, people in these areas often deal with things like wrong directions, places missing from the map, and outdated information.

How development countries are doing.

Places like India show us how big the gap in mapping accuracy can be. Despite India becoming the world’s 3rd largest economy country by 2030, only 30% of its landmass is mapped. This makes navigation a lot harder for people in those areas, let alone companies, to build a trustworthy infrastructure around them. Similar situations exist in many other developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where rural areas and smaller towns often remain unmapped. This lack of coverage creates significant challenges for individuals and businesses relying on navigation for daily activities.

Crowdsourcing Map Metadata: A Community-Driven Approach.

In response to this pressing issue, MapMetrics has pioneered a revolutionary solution: crowdsourcing map metadata. MapMetrics understands that the best maps are dynamic, and constantly evolving to reflect real-world changes. Instead of relying solely on pre-existing data, MapMetrics taps into the power of crowdsourcing. Here’s how it works:

User Contributions: MapMetrics users actively contribute valuable information, enhancing the map database with details ranging from stores and operating hours to Wi-Fi availability, fuel prices, and nearly every other type of data typically provided by a navigation app. Through their collective efforts, the community enriches the map database, making it more comprehensive and useful for all users.

Comprehensive Coverage: Even remote or overlooked areas benefit from this approach. MapMetrics aims to leave no place unmapped, ensuring that every area of the globe receives comprehensive coverage.

Real-Time Updates: Unlike static data sources, crowdsourced metadata provides real-time insights. Users can report traffic conditions, road closures, and other relevant information, enhancing navigation accuracy.

MapMetrics not only revolutionizes mapping but also promotes sustainability:

Eco-Friendly Approach: By decentralizing data management, MapMetrics challenges the reliance on large server farms. It’s a greener alternative that aligns with environmental consciousness, promoting eco-friendliness

MapMetrics offers an offline mapping feature that allows a single download of the map, thereby minimizing the need for multiple map downloads. Additionally, it utilizes peer-to-peer (P2P) map sharing to significantly reduce the number of servers required for this project.

illustration of the concept of a mapping system similar to Google Maps showcasing a network of different locations interconnected

Getting Rewards

MapMetrics rewards users for their contributions. By participating in data collection, users earn $MMAP tokens. Every time users contribute valuable data to the app, they earn tokens that can be exchanged or redeemed within the platform. This gamified system encourages ongoing engagement and ensures a steady flow of accurate and up-to-date information.

Value Behind the Token

The true value of MapMetrics extends beyond mere navigation assistance. By aggregating crowd-sourced data, MapMetrics plans to develop an API that can be utilized by tech companies in various sectors such as food delivery, shared vehicles, taxi services, and other services reliant on mapping. This comprehensive dataset, derived from real-time user inputs, promises unparalleled accuracy and relevance. Moreover, the revenue generated from API sales will be used to buy back tokens from users, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem where contributors directly benefit from the platform’s success.

Conclusion

MapMetrics is committed to revolutionizing the mapping industry through community-driven innovation. We believe that everyone should have a voice in how the world is represented on maps, and we empower our users to actively contribute to this process. By working together collaboratively, we can ensure that our maps are more inclusive and accurate than ever before.

Unlike other mapping companies that rely solely on third-party entities for data, we recognize that collaborative efforts yield superior results. That’s why we’re always working to expand our coverage and refine our services, with a commitment to sharing our profits with our valued users.

With MapMetrics, you’re not just using a navigation solution, you’re part of a community that is charting a course toward a better-connected global community.

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