Friday, April 21, 2017

Google Maps' Strange Behavior

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had recently added two new locations to Google Maps. Not only have I added locations recently, but I've uploaded new photos of preexisting locations to the website as well.

Being a "Local Guide" for Google Maps, I get "points" for each individual place that I photograph. Earlier this week, I had taken photos of seven different locations. A screen shot of my "points" prior to my uploading these new photos showed that I had 612 places with photos. After uploading the seven, Google increased that number to 619. Naturally, 612 plus 7 equals 619.

Later the same day, I went back to the website where upon it said I had only 613 places with photos. No explanation.

At a later point, I went back and found Google Maps had given me points for 630 places with photos. Still, no explanation.


Now, today the number is back to 619, which is probably the correct total.

I'm not making money off this - it's not like Google adsense. I don't get anything for these photo points. However, even though this is just a hobby for me, I would like to see an accurate count. Is that too much to ask?

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