Qatar hostels win ‘Google Local Guide’ competition
Doha: Qatar Youth Hostels have concluded their competition titled “Google Local Guide”, in cooperation with the College of Business and Economics of Qatar University, honoring the winners by the President of Qatar University, the Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham, and the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Head of Youth Centers Department, Fawaz Al Misufri.
The 300 contestants created distinctive Qatari content on Google Maps, the world’s largest program for finding and finding places, as they helped enrich Qatari content for two and a half months by uploading images and adding and modifying location data on Google Maps for a large number of local businesses and tourist sites in the State of Qatar.
Four statistics were collected during the program to track and evaluate participant performance and measure the extent of impact the participant can achieve.
The efforts of the participants at the end of the program allowed to reach a number of figures, because the number of changes made to the map amounted to 4,106, and the number of photos taken and uploaded reached 171,592, the number of videos that were filmed and uploaded reached 11,271. The number of locations (coordinates) that were added reached 2,204, and the number of ratings and comments on the map reached more than 48,000 and 426 .
At the closing ceremony, winning participants were honored in five categories which are: an award for the three highest program points; participant who took the most photos and uploaded them to the card; participant who has established the most locations (coordinates) on the map; the most beautiful photo taken; and an award for the first three points at the College of Business and Economics level.
Qatar Youth Hostels commended Qatar University Community Partner and Official Sponsors for their support of the program. Qatar Youth Hostels launched the competition in the summer of 2021, to raise the level of interaction with community participation and to empower and qualify young people to activate their role in society.
Highlighting what distinguishes the State of Qatar in terms of tourist, historical, service and commercial facilities is one of the aspects of the pride of Qatari identity and reinforces its presence in one of the world’s most important programs. more important. This step paves the way to enrich Qatari content on Google Maps and make it accessible to visitors to the State of Qatar, and in particular fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.