US: To ramp up the Local Guides features in its Maps, tech titan Google is offering perks to people who write restaurant reviews, upload photos, update information, add new details of locations and answer queries. For each contribution, users will earn points. The more points you have, the bigger will be your bonus. These rewards range from exclusive access to Google contests and events to one terabyte worth of free Google Drive storage. Check out the full point system below:
Level 1 (0 – 4 points): Enter exclusive contests (think new Google devices!) in select countries.
Level 2 (5 – 49 points): Get early access to new Google products and features.
Level 3 (50 – 199 points): Show up in the Google Maps app with your official Local Guides badge.
Level 4 (200 – 499 points): Receive a free 1 TB upgrade of your Drive storage, allowing you to keep all the stories, photos, and videos from your travels in one safe place.
Level 5 (500+ points): The very top Local Guides will become eligible to apply to attend our inaugural summit in 2016, where you’ll be able to meet other top Guides from around the world, explore the Google campus, and get the latest info about Google Maps.