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Google to phase out Map Maker by March 2017 Google is retiring its Map Maker offering in March 2017, instead integrating the feature to contribute changes to Google Maps directly

#Googlemapmarker #Googlelocalguide #GoogleMap #Google #GoogleLocalGuide
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Give others a taste of the hottest places in town by posting your foodie pics on +Google #Maps for Android. Starting today, Level 3 and 4 #LocalGuides are the first to access a new feature notifying you to share your best local restaurant pics.

#GoogleMap #GoogleLocalGuide
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Each update to the Google My Business API makes life easier for those of us managing locations at scale, but columnist Brian Smith notes that gaps in the automation process have yet to be addressed. #googlelocalguide #googlemapmarkergujarat #mapmarker #Digitalmarketingexpert

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Hello Fellow Local Guides,

I request all the members from Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar and nearby areas to kindly join the community.
https://plus.google.com/communities/102438555951671083282
We are looking to create a community for offline meet-ups as well as other events like Photowalk, Workshops etc. and we really need your support. Kindly add me in your circles as well. Those who would like to become moderators (3+ level) should inform me.

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Lets Connect :

Picking the right place to go can be tough—whether you’re looking for a night out with friends, a quiet weekend away with family, or just a neighborhood coffee shop. To help make these decisions easier, we’re expanding the Local Guides program in Google Maps, which gives you the chance to share your discoveries directly to the map, making it more useful for everyone.

#localguide #googlelocalguide #googlemapmarker #googlewebmasters #googleanalytics #googlebusinesslistings #googlemaps #googlemaps
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The first one was a building known as the Sarkar Wada. This building, not really a palace, was given up for the Nazarbaug Palace built in old classical style.

After this the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, an extravagant building of the Indo-Saracenic school, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 at a cost of GBP180,000. Major Charles Mant was the architect.

It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house. It remains the residence of the Royal Family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.

Its ornate Darbar Hall, which is sometimes the venue of music concerts and other cultural events, has a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgium stained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations. Outside of the Darbar Hall is an Italinate courtyard of water fountains. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta by Fellici. The grounds were landscaped by William Goldring, a specialist from Kew Gardens. The palace is open to the public and an audio tour is available.

The Palace “compound” covers over 700 acres (2.8 km2) and houses a number of buildings, particularly the Moti Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building. Packs of langoors & peacocks can also be spotted around the palace compound.
The Museum building was constructed as a school for the Maharaja’s children. Today a large number of works of art belonging to the Royal family have been displayed in the museum. The most remarkable of these is the fabulous collection of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, who was specially commissioned by the then #Maharaja of Baroda. The collection includes portraits of the Royal family in addition to the paintings based on Hindu mythology for which Raja Ravi Varma was famous.

The Maharaja constructed a miniature railway line, which circled the mango orchard within the palace compound, to take his children from the school to the main Lakshmi Vilas Palace. The train engine was recently refurbished by Ranjitsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad, who was the maharaja during the time, and can be seen at the entrance to the Museum.

The palace also boasted a small zoo. The only remnant of the zoo is the pond where a number of crocodiles remain. The Navlakhi (literally meaning “of nine hundred thousand”) Well, a fine ‘baoli’ or step well, is 50 metres north of the palace. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxmi_Vilas_Palace,_Vadodara

#Sanskari nagri - #Vadodara #lakshmivilaspalace #gujarat
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No sense of direction? No problem. Jupiter Artland in #Edinburgh is an enormous living collection of art with no official route. Clockwise, counterclockwise, it doesn't matter. There is no wrong turn → goo.gl/EUv4lx #UK
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Google Maps uses content contributions from volunteers called Local Guides, and those users are now going to be rewarded for their efforts. The company has announced it has started a program that offers Local Guides some freebies based on their level of participation.

Local Guides members will be able to earn points when they write reviews of places for Google Maps, along with uploading photos of locations, adding any new places to visit, correcting outdated content and more. At the lowest level of participation, members can enter contests to win Google hardware devices, and higher point tiers offer early access to new Google features and services and a special Local Guides badge that shows up in the Maps app.

Members who reach the second-to-highest points tier (200 - 499 points) will get 1TB of storage space on the Google Drive cloud service which is normally worth $9.99 a month. Finally, Local Guides who get 500 or more points will be invited to a special event:

http://www.androidcentral.com/google-maps-local-guide-contributors-can-get-freebies-1tb-google-drive-space

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