local guides Stories December 14, 2018

Google is sending free socks to some Local Guides

Google offers up quite a lot of free perks to its Local Guides users, and that’s because they help so much with improving Maps. For the holidays, Google appears to be sending out a pair of nifty socks to some Local Guides.

local guides Stories April 26, 2018

Google Local Guides can score $5 off movie tickets with Atom, just in time for ‘Infinity War’

If you were planning to hit the movies this weekend, say for some Avengers goodness, Google has partnered up with Atom Tickets to give its local guides a special treat – $5 off any ticket!

local guides Stories November 6, 2017

You can now create and share Google Maps lists from the web

About a year ago Google debuted the ability to create custom lists in Google Maps, and a couple months after that, it opened up to more users. Strangely, though, the functionality was only available on mobile devices. Now, though, that’s changed as lists have finally made their debut on the desktop.

local guides Stories September 7, 2017

Google is calling on Local Guides to add wheelchair accessibility info to Google Maps

Google Maps might seem like a basic turn-by-turn navigation system to some people, but as we know, the service goes much deeper than that. One of Maps’ best features is providing quick and accurate info on businesses/institutions in your area, and now, Google is making a push for getting more wheelchair accessibility information added to these establishments all across the world.

local guides Stories June 13, 2017

Google today announced an update to its Local Guides program — perhaps the biggest one in a while. Starting today, Local Guides can reach up to level 10, whereas previously the “game” was capped at level 5. That means those who previously maxed out their points have reason to start updating Google Maps data again…

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local guides Stories January 18, 2017

Google Maps on the web adds notifications for Local Guides users

With YouTube now providing alerts through the browser for new videos from subscriptions, Google Maps is the latest service to gain notifications on the web. The option is seemingly only appearing for members of the Local Guides program for now, but hopefully will expand to other users in the future…

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