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Hello ColorOS family,


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It feels good to be back! May the month of August brings lot of peace and happiness to you all. Let us embrace whatever August has in for us.
Today I will be writing on Maps. Not just any map, but our favourite ‘Google Maps’.

Lets first talk about maps in general


What is map? Why it is used?


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A map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes.
Many maps are static, fixed to paper or some other durable medium, while others are dynamic or interactive. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or fictional, without regard to context or scale.


What are the types of maps?





  • Electronic maps
  • Climatic maps
  • Non-geographical spatial maps
  • Topological maps
  • General-purpose maps


It is very understandable that electronic maps are used the most. The most widely used electronic map is ‘Google Maps’.
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About Google Maps


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Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle and air (in beta),or public transportation. In 2020, Google Maps is used by over 1 billion people every month.


What are the different uses of Google Maps?


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1.     Locate any place on the map with the information of latitude and longitude.

2.     Personalised details of places you visit:
a.     you can know how much distance you have travelled
b.     you can have your own timeline to track the places you visit.

3.     Google maps gives dynamic updates about the traffic and gives suggestions of alternate routes for avoiding the traffic.

4.     Google database also has the details of the local transport service, one the use them to know the details ofthe public transport available.

5.     Satellite view: satellite view enables the user to look at the earth of particular area (these are photographs taken by satellites which are updated repeatedly).

6.     One can also become “Local Guides” for google maps which enables the user to add place on the google maps, and also to suggest an edit to the existing database.

7.     One can also download a part of map for offline use.

8.     Transportation Directions

9.     Creating Maps

10.  Distance And Estimated Time Of Arrival

11.  Mixing Maps Info

12.  Finding Your Location

13.  Setting Routes

14.  Traffic Information

15.  Verbal Instructions

16.  Locations Sharing

17.  Location Editing


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How to add a location in Google Maps?
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For Android
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For Computer

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For iPhone & iPad


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What is Google Maps pointing and reward system?


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Madhvendra from Quora answers –

Google's local guides program for Google Maps is getting a new points system, additional levels, extra rewards, and more ways for guides to earn points and level up. For starters, levels now go all the way up to ten and users with a level of four or higher will now get a special badge to put on their picture, giving people an easy way to spot the local guides that contribute the most and are thus the most knowledgeable about their local area. Local guides who earn that badge can get three free months of Google Play Music All Access, as well as a 75-percent discount on a movie rental from Google Play, so long as those things are normally available in their country.

Furthermore, there are a few new ways to earn points to get up to those levels, and some of the methods that gave points before will now yield more points than they used to. Generally, higher-impact actions will earn more points, so leaving a review of a place in Maps, for example, will net you five points. Adding a new place to Google Maps will also earn more points. Leaving a rating for a place will now pay out a single point, where it gave no points before. The same goes for fact-checking things that other contributors have said about places. Other actions, like taking pictures, adding facts, or answering questions, will pay out certain amounts of points depending on a number of factors unique to the place in question. This means that exploring places that are typically not frequented by other Local Guides will yield more rewards. The Progress screen will now show detailed stats on your activities, and how far along you are toward the next level.
Outside of the new rewards for level four guides and above, the perks remain the same as they've always been for now. Google did not announce any other new rewards, but given that there are now five more possible levels for local guides, extra incentives may be introduced in the near future. As always, Local Guides at level two or higher will start seeing early access to new Maps features, exclusive perks from local partners, and other such rewards.


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Sasi Venna from Quora explain the points and levels –

You will basically earn points by contributing content for the google maps.

Points Explanation.
·       For Review - 5points
·       Review with more than 200 characters - 5 bonus points
·       Rating - 1 point
·       Photo - 5 points
·       Video - 7 points
·       Answer - 1 point
·       Q&As - 3 points
·       Edit - 5 points
·       Place added -15 points
·       Facts checked- 1 point



Local Guide Level's Explanation.
·       0 points -Level 1
·       15 points -Level 2
·       75 points -Level 3
·       250 points -Level 4
·       500 points -Level 5
·       1,500 points -Level 6
·       5,000 points -Level 7
·       15,000 points- Level 8
·       50,000 points- Level 9
·       100,000 points- Level 10



From level 4 you will get a badge attached to your profile picture differentiating you as a local guide and the badge will be changed for every next level you reach.



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In Conclusion, I would say that Google Maps have stayed efficient in all the times. No matter what the situation is, the team of Google Maps always comes up with amazing strategies to satisfy the needs and wants of users.



Lastly, I would thank @Amit_T for helping me out with this article


I'll be back with another article tomorrow. Till then, bring some Colors to your life with these ColorOS articles we put for you all



Check out my previous articles


STAY HOME, STAY SAFE,
Thankyou.






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