Ever wondered how various places, mostly places of public interest get on Google map, and other map services? Well, I will be taking you through how I became a Google map Local Guide.
What is Google Map?
Google map is a map service provided by one of the world’s biggest online companies Google. Over the years Google is known for providing various innovations for making life easy and one of such products is its Google map service.
We all know Google as the search engine gaints. Their apps and applications can give you a huge range of well detailed information.
Google map is now available on almost every devices you can think of including cars and Tvs. Most users are mainly from mobile and desktop computers. I use my google map service, mostly from my phone, as it helps in giving quick and short directions to places which are difficult to locate.
After giving directions, the map services has an inbuilt voice system which reads the various turns, distances and directions as one is en-route to the stated destination, it’s very useful especially during driving.
Google’s Map has a local guide programme designed to give users the opportunity to add places which are of public interest; places they(users) think should be on the map and for someone reasons are not there yet.
It also offers the opportunity to edit details of already places spots and locations.
The programme is designed to five (5) different level, at each level the user attains different package of benefit.
Am now on the third level, with 122 points as at this morning – 21st February, 2017
Growing up in the city of Takoradi, spending some years in Kumasi before making that tough decision to move to Accra, life has introduced me to different spot, joint, places which sometimes I don’t find on google’s map.
It sometimes becomes ironically disturbing not finding these places, but since I will surely visit these places once again, I add them to Google’s map.
After adding a place, Google reviews your contribution before confirming it for it to appear visible for others
I began adding places to google map on the 1st day of the year 2017 as it formed part of my new year resolution. The internet has been part of my life since its introduction to me in my school days and will continue to be.
With Google’s map service, one can pin and label various places which you will visit later in the near future reference. It such a great tool as it makes life easy for everyone.
Am very happy about it, and will encourage everyone to start using the tool; roads leading to places at your finger tip.
On your mobile device, visit your app store and search for GOOGLE (if you do not have it pre-installed), since android and google have a very google relationship its pre-installed on their devices, Google map are mostly, click install and patiently wait for the app to be installed.
How fast or slow it takes for it to be installed all depends on the speed of your internet service and the speed of your device’s processor. You should have it installed in seconds if everything works out very well.
On your main page, where apps are placed, you should have the google map, nicely placed there. Give it a click and you are good to go.
Glance through the various menus and taps and pay attention to the contribution to tap for detailed.
The next time you find Fiifi Adinkra at the corner holding his phone, he is probably adding another place in your neighborhood.
Let make life easier with map services and stop pointing our fingers in giving direction. I don’t want to get lost again.