Google Maps is inviting interested individuals to join its network of local guides.
According to a statement released by the company to announce its Map Your World event, local guides will serve as contributors who will add information to Google Maps.
“Google Maps is hosting Map Your World events for active local guides in nine cities across four continents.
“Local Guides are passionate contributors who add their local tips and insider knowledge about their communities and neighborhoods to Google Maps.
“At these events, local guides will be invited to come together to connect with other passionate local guides in their communities and learn more ways to share their favorite places and hidden local gems with the world through Google Maps.
“Anyone can sign up to be a local guide. There are five ways to contribute: adding a place, editing info about a place, answering local questions, writing a review or adding a photo.”
The Map Your World event has been scheduled to take place in nine cities including Lagos, Sao Paulo and Mexico city.
“In Lagos, top contributing local guides will participate in a map editing event where they’ll learn about new map editing features in Google Maps and work together to add missing places and edit information about existing places.
“They’ll be focused on mapping different themes, including hospitals, police stations, community centers, etc. in partnership with local NGO Stand to End Rape (STER).”