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a brilliant video this one .. the local guide host is excellent ..
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interested in where you photos on maps may end up, then take a look ..
Algorithms in Google Maps Photos and Hello World by Dr Hannah Fry These are some thoughts on Photo Algorithms in Google Maps. A huge plug to to the new book Hello World by Dr Hannah Fry as this book detail humans in the age of these algorithms. Are we happy or sad about sending photos to mps - in my example my little yellow ambulance has been dropped by maps. And of course I have no control over it..

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Resources
Place Page for Anglia Ruskin Uni
https://goo.gl/maps/97cZXCbaLPP2
https://plus.google.com/+MikeDownes/posts/SPMQRRVu7eB
https://twitter.com/fryrsquared
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1114076/hello-world/
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Hello-World-Audiobook/B07D9L2KRV?source_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH121515013C
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local guides tips here ..
Google Maps Local Guides View Your Public Profile Add to Homescreen If you're a Local Guide, and anyone can be, then sometimes what you see in your account maybe a little different than your public profile.

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Let's take a look and how we can check to see, and by copy/pasting the URL into Incognito Chrome.

And why not Add to Homescreen while we are at it too ..

https://maps.google.com/localguides ..
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Quite a useful tool for Local Guides Parking their Cars, Scooters, Bikes, Leaving a Bag in a Locker or even helping a Person in Distress ..
Google Maps Save Your Parking and Other Valuable Uses This Save Your Parking Location on Maps has so many other uses, not just for Cars - use it for bikes, boats, bags.. tents, camping - or even a person in distress.

Let's take a demo with examples, on screen there are a few things like animations and the rain that is NOT part of the app, just made it a little more interesting adding some more graphic overlays.

#TheMikeDownesPage #GoogleMaps #SaveParking

Google Maps Help, Find and Save Parking Locations, Save where you parked
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7257797?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
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Always good to see black and white on maps places ..
ref: https://goo.gl/maps/EgviS2TAyeD2
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This is a better thumbnail to illustrate what the video is trying to say - 'how we as local guides make reviews, take photos over time, what we may see as a few hours or days builds up over years - case study Benidorm, Spain in the 1960s compared to 2000s ... age of innocence, congested high rise.. As LOcal Guides we have a responsibility to document each hour, each day and each year ..
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updates on what to find at 'Recent Contributions ....
How to find Google Maps Local Guides Recent Contributions
There are some nice new charts and colors at your Recent Contributions - for me it shows how i have stepped off being a local guide, not intentionally - just as we are humans who live life with cool and trendy things one day, we drift off when we are not motivated or find something more interesting..

For this reason, i've included a little story on how a place like Benidorm in spain will change over time - sheep, shepherd on a hill overlooking the beach in the 1960s and now gazillions is skyscrapers ..

This relates directly on how we use maps and add reviews, photos and videos -- goodness imagine google maps in 50 years time -- now there is a thought ...

link you will need:
https://maps.google.com/localguides/home

local guides resources collection
https://plus.google.com/collection/osYhP
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Google Maps Local Guides Mobile Photos Sort by Views In this video you'll learn how to find the Google Maps Android photos sort by views button. Very useful if you are a Google local guide and wishing to keep track of the photos and how many times they have been seen on Google Maps.

As always this button made been here for a while but first time I've seen it similarly it's possible to check and sort photo views on maps desktop as it has always been.
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nice idea to involve video makers ..
'Love a local spot? Make it known.
To celebrate #SmallBusinessWeek, Google asked YouTube Creators to give a special shout out to their favorite small businesses. Join us in giving #SmallThanks to the local spots that make a difference in your community by leaving a review on their Google listing.
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I am sure some Local Guides could use this Earth feature to plot and annotate a few Maps Places .. any ideas people?
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