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Map Your World Week: March 13-19, 2017

Google Moderator

Have you ever tried writing a review for a new restaurant only to discover that it isn’t listed on Google Maps yet? Or maybe you’ve arrived at a store to find out that it closes an hour earlier than what it says on Google Maps? Accurate information on Google Maps is what allows everyone to effectively navigate and explore the world around them. Place locations and information — like business hours, website and phone number — are important and Local Guides help us to improve the accuracy of this information on a daily basis.

 

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Map Your World Week (March 13-19) is a chance for you to rally Local Guides in your area to improve the accuracy of Maps and build your community along the way. There are plenty of ways to get involved:

  • Organize or join a geo walk to explore your city on foot and make sure businesses are listed accurately in Google Maps.
  • Stay indoors and organize or join a map editing meet-up to look for missing places or to update information for existing places.
  • Use our new Missions feature (available for Local Guides on Android) to find nearby places that are missing important information.

 

Ready to jump in? Check out meet-ups happening near you, or learn how organize your own.

 

Can’t make it to a meet-up? Fly solo and leave your mark by adding a missing place to the map, editing info about a place or using Missions to find nearby places that are missing information.

 

Don’t forget to share how you’re improving Google Maps in your city by using #LocalGuides on social.

74 Comments

Thanks @JessicaS for sharing most important topic. 

Level 7

رائع,

ايضآ من قبل كنت احاول ادخال معالم جديدة متعددة غير مدرجة في خرائط جوجل,عندما اقوم بإدخال الاسم للمكان يأتي منكم محددة مسبقآ بإسم الشارع بكل دقة ,في الحين عندما يكون هذه الادخالات الجديدة مثلآ في اسم  واحد مجمع يجمع انشطة تجارية متعددة مثل المطاعم و المقاهي و خدمات  شركات الاتصالات و البقالة ,

اسهل ادخالات قمت بها كانت في مول العرب في الجيزة_محور ٢٦ يوليو.

Googler

Woohoo! Can't wait to see all the grat mapping activities from our Local Guides! Hopefully there is one in NYC I can join :)

Level 8

Ops! Mine mapping day will be on march 25! :)

Level 4

Argh @CorrieD I will be out of town (and country) that week. 

Wonder what I can get done where I will be (won't exactly be *my town*.)

Guess I will have to do what I can before then :)

 

 

Googler

@MarieP  I was out of town (in Honduras) for global volunteer day and couldn't attend any of the events so I mapped all the shops in the airport :-)

Level 4

@CorrieD Oh my goodness get out of my head! That's one of my ideas for when we start our trip :) We fly to Auckland New Zealand (LONG day then) and after four days we go to Australia cruising along the Great Barrier Reef.

Ahhh New York I will be missing you then. But OH the photos and reviews....as a tourist!

Level 7

Find geowalk / photowalk in samarinda

Connect Moderator

HI @JessicaS,

 

@AllenL has contributed a Chinese translation 「用地圖記錄世界」

Level 7

currently we have a map editing meetup planned for tomorrow :) 

excited to hear there will be a week dedicated for this :)

looking forward to do something during this week

Level 8

What a fun idea!!!  I have been thinking about trying to organize a meetup wherein the attendees would team up at the start point and then fan out to do as many edits as possible within a time period.  2 hours or so.  Whoever got the most done would be crowned winner :D

 

We'll have to see what I can come up with.  :D

Level 7

Great and perfect this comes at the right time, we had planned mapping malls, making reviews plus edits through a photo walk one of the weekends during March. #localguides Nairobi Kenya.

Level 2

Thanks @JessicaS for some important tips! :)

 

Level 4

Thank you @JessicaS for such an impressive topic. 

Español Moderator

Que buena propuesta @JessicaS, una buena excusa para hacer lo que más nos gusta  a los Local Guides, salir y divertirnos agregando sitios que faltan, que son muchos, nuestro mapa es inmenso, muy buenas ideas en los post las tomare en cuenta para sugerirlas en la Comunidad de G+

Level 7

Thanks @JessicaS for important news for us

Level 3

Thanks for the info Jessica, greetings.

Level 8

Sure @JessicaS 

Thanks for the info @JessicaS. Will manage to organize a Map Editing event.

Level 7

@JessicaS Thanks for impressive Tips.

Level 8

Thanks @JessicaS for the important tips. I am ready for our next meet up event. 

Level 7

@JessicaS

Thanks for the quick tip and initiative ideas. Will keep on contributing and reach out to help explorers get an accurate and useful information by updating our map. 

 

Getting ready for the meetups

 

Have a nice mapping week.

#localguides

Level 5
What's the difference to any other week? I don't get the point of Map Your World Week. Aren't meet-ups a regular option in the LC program? What makes march 13-19 worth announcing and giving it a name? What's supposed to motivate more than in any other week?  Maybe someone can explain to me, what's special about it.  Because to me it sounds like "Word Walk Week" "Okay... guess I will take part... like every other week or day... but not more often or more enthusiastic about it than usual... it's just a name"
Level 3

@JessicaS

Thanks for the useful information by updating map.

Level 7

this one is really cool. thanks for sharing.. :) 

Level 4

Thanks for the info!

Level 8

Ohho ! amazing week will be ..!!!

thanks @JessicaS

But i have a problem with a option and i miss this option on maps very mutch that is Find near this point  which option is only on map maker plz add this option on maps quickly ... It will vary helpful to Add a missing places on maps.

Level 7

@Md ShafiulB You can request for a feature by following the steps here:

Your best option is to send them feedback, by following the steps here, this is most direct way to get suggested changes across to the relevant people :

  • Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in.
  • In the top left, click the Menu .
  • Go to Help and Feedback.
  • Click Send feedback.

 

You may not receive any email confirmation of the receipt, or any action on your send feedback, but it will reach the relevant people.

 

Or you can  submit your idea here, https://support.google.com/contact/bizdev?hl=en&vid=0-1238821123986-1481609257271

 

Level 9

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Level 9

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Level 8

Да ... большое спасибо за информацию .

Level 6

 I am with @SimonB on this one: what makes this week so special other than a cool name? I mean normally whenever I am walking down the street and I see something that may be valuable for G Maps, I either check it right there on the spot or take a picture of its details and edit it when I come home. Then, again, if I am bored at home and I feel the need to get out and explore, I would look for a place I haven't been to, run it by a couple of friends and leave a review at the end, along with a few pics and hopefully a 360 pano.

 

Would anyone be up to the task and shed the light for myself and @SimonB please? ;P

Level 6

I really like this but unfortunately I have no group in my hometown. :(

Level 8

Yep..!! @JessicaS New mission accepted!! :) :D :P lets rock that week...

Google Moderator

@KonstantinG @SimonB Map Your City Week is focused on increasing awareness of the different ways to make factual contributions to Google Maps. It sounds like you might have some great tips to share :) Of course we always encourage Local Guides to get together face-to-face through meet-ups, and this is just another excuse to do so!

Level 4

I think would be great if it done with friends, but unfortunatelly there is no local guides community in hometown.

 

Anyone, from Yogyakarta, Indonesia?

Level 7

Thanks For sharing the info.

Level 6

@afidak why don't you spread the word and create a local community of your own?

All it takes is one spark...

 

P.S.: @JessicaS thanks!

Level 9

Accelearing the great  venture for one week is a welcome step. It is a very interesting subject for me which i make useof every day.The response are  very quick and prompt which encourages me a lot. But there are still some issues not sorted out yet irrespective of  forwarding it for subjects queries several times .for  LGC subjects 'how do i.'..such as, some of the real add a place is often not approved, sometimes labels  are not on for some places, review options are not available for some etc.Appreciate giving importance of sortingout such related issues being part of it along withthe above venture.

Level 5

Tanks @JessicaS, awareness is good, even if I guess you got the most aware about it people here at connect. Still not placed wrong, you are right, it encourages some. There are the first two meet-ups planed in Berlin since ever (or since I started looking).

 

Also it made me have a look at my "want to go"-list. Paning to visit some places in the near future, but more likely in private with friends. Maybe with the ones I meet during the LG event (like that it would be like half a meet-up).

 

Propably not during Map Your World Week (maybe by coincedence), but you got me to plan something and that's the point, right?

 

Connect Moderator

@JessicaS this is a cool idea and our planned 3 continuous meet-ups in different cities falling in this period :)

Level 4

Thank you!!!

Level 8

I'm in! Am hosting a meet-up just outside of Toronto on Pickering Village. Hope you'll all come.  😀

 

https://maps.google.com/localguides/meetup/pickering-village-lunch

Level 7

@JessicaShow can we get the softcopy of ur using image on this post for making our event banner.

Level 7

@PavelS           Photo1  , Photo2   , Photo3

Level 5

Our west bengal community of #localguides  in #India will also organize a photo walk or geowalk in between 13 to19...

Thank you for your suggestion.

Level 7

@JessicaS Excited to host this event in Nepal. Hope we can make Google Maps more better in our Region. 

Level 3

Thanks.