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Mapping the Comrades

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mapIT has released an interactive map for the Comrades Marathon taking place on the 2nd of June 2013.

This will be the fifth year that mapIT will be providing their maps to aid entrants to prepare for the race and spectators in navigating on the day. Find the map at http://comrades.mapit.co.za/.

‚”There is a range of information on our map to help runners prepare before the race and to keep spectators on track during the day,‚” said Carey Dodd, Marketing Manager of mapIT. ‚”The map also has a Twitter feed for users to engage with other followers throughout the day,‚” Dodd added.

The mapIT interactive map includes information such as the water points, physiotherapy and first aid stops along the race route as well as the race profile for would be first timers to envisage what an epic race this is to complete. To aid in easy navigation, the mapIT interactive map will detail landmarks to help users find their bearings, whilst illustrating the spectator and Helicam footage points (displaying a bird’s eye view at certain points). In addition to this, a function that will locate a user’s position, enabling them to identify their location on the map at all times whilst receiving turn-by-turn directions as they go along. The mapIT interactive map will also provide the twitter feed so spectators can update their Twitter followers on all the happenings and action on the ground by using the Twitter handle @ComradesRace.

This interactive map is another example how the collaboration of mapIT and TomTom is able to provide clients with a tailored solution from the wide range of technology, quality mapping data and efficient customer service at their disposal.

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