Google Maps – https://www.google.com/maps – is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.
For gameification fans, Google Maps ranks users’ contributions – photos, reviews and fact-checking. It’s not clear how photos connect (or do not connect) to one’s Google Photos account.
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Local Guides points
Earn points by contributing content to Google Maps. Score a place with ratings, describe your experience with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide insights with answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing places, or verify information by checking facts.
|Maps contribution||Points earned|
|Review||5 points per review|
|Review with more than 200 characters||5 bonus points per review|
|Rating||1 point per rating|
|Photo||5 points per photo|
|Video||7 points per video|
|Answer||1 point per answer|
|Respond to Q&As|
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 10, 2018