A good portion of Google Maps is made up of data submitted by users, along with information that has been corrected and edited over time. After all roads are constantly changing, with old roads closing, new roads opening, changes in the landscape, and etc., and we guess Google going at it themselves would be almost impossible.
The good news is that if you’re an avid Google Maps reviewer or submitter, it seems that Google has updated its Local Guides program. With the updated program, Google will now be awarding points to users who leave reviews, upload photos, or add information for businesses, tourist spots, and etc.
According to Google, “You can earn points and level up by writing reviews, uploading photos, adding new places, fixing outdated information, and answering simple questions. Each contribution type is worth one point, so you can earn up to five points per place.” These points will earn users levels, with each level unlocking additional rewards.
One of those rewards at level 4, which will require 200-499 points, is a free 1TB upgrade of your Google Drive account. The top tier reward at the moment is level 5. This will allow users to apply to attend Google’s inaugural summit in 2016 where they will meet other Guides from around the world.
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