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Happy 15th anniversary, Google Maps!

Google Mapsgoogle.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 gamification 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.

Key Links
google.com/maps

Headlines
http://simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html
Google Maps Just Introduced a Controversial New Feature That Drivers Will Probably Love (But Police Will Utterly Hate)
https://www.pcmag.com/feature/328592/33-google-maps-tricks-you-need-to-try
How to Plan a Road Trip With Google Maps – Brian Eagan

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 contributionPoints earned
Review5 points per review
Review with more than 200 characters5 bonus points per review
Rating1 point per rating
Photo5 points per photo
Video7 points per video
Answer1 point per answer
Respond to Q&As

Tutorials
https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/

https://www.google.com/intl/ALL/permissions/geoguidelines.html

Example
Treasures in the Natural World Outside Las Vegas
https://goo.gl/maps/7jHsW3QLhM12

Humblebrag Tweets

Embedded Tweets

15+ Years

Planeta.com
https://planeta.com/google
https://planeta.com/google-local-guides
https://planeta.com/roadtrip
https://planeta.com/humblebrag
https://planeta.com/photography
https://planeta.com/digital-literacy-quiz

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