Mapyx Ltd, the new player in the digital mapping market that â€œbeats the others out of siteâ€ (according to a recent reviewer*), today announces the launch of an exciting competition for all the family. Super prizes can be won by using Free Quo Go software to find any of the 200 Christmas Puddings hidden on the map. First to find each pud wins a prize and all correct entries will enter a special draw.
Competitors will be entered for another draw if they encourage a friend to join in the fun.
Prizes include a Dell Laptop, a Sony digital camera, a Garmin GPS, Quo Pro software packages, digital OS maps, Getmapping aerial maps and Quo software tools. Entrants can choose to either answer clues to find the puddings, or search the map by scrolling and zooming.
â€œThis game is a perfect introduction to digital mappingâ€, says Uros Pecek, the MD of Mapyx. â€œAdults and children can use the game to explore the capabilities of Quo and have great fun while they play. Most of the clues are general knowledge, some are quirky and a few will need a bit of Googling and Wiki research.â€
First step is to download the free basic software package from Mapyx ï¿½ï¿½” Quo Go. It includes a complete Ordnance Survey MiniscaleÂ® GB map, Getmapping aerial photography for Great Britain and project software for route planning. Users can also add drawings, text and pictures to maps using sticky notes and it even has a live GPS link. Simply download from www.mapyx.com to start the Quo adventure. The free version is fully functional and is not time limited.
You must enrol in the prize game at www.mapyx.com/default.asp?pg=prizegame then Mapyx will send a link to the prize game by email ï¿½ï¿½” which hides 200 little Christmas puddings on the Quo map of Great Britain (included in the free download). A clue page helps to locate them and players can then use Quoâ€™s great digital mapping tools to find the puds. Zoom in and magnify, then click on the puds to reveal a prize code and one letter of our grand prize anagram.
Quo software has an impressive technical history, with over 14 years of experience for Mapyx in geo-data management and mapping. Previous versions of the technology upon which Quo is based are in use by coastguards in Canada, armed forces in several countries and by Mountain Rescue in Slovenia ï¿½ï¿½” where the software is developed. One recent reviewer* said that Quo â€œbeats the others out of sightâ€ and gave it 9 out of 10 for combined performance and value.
Mapyx Ltd is a new company providing low-cost digital mapping for the Outdoor Enthusiast. More information is available at www.mapyx.com.