Road added is now rewarded

Google Maps is rolling out a new category to gain points as a Local Guide: the addition of roads. Listed as “Roads added” in the listing of contributions, the new category can earn 15 points to the Guides reporting missing roads to Google Maps.

While new roads are not that common in Western countries, some countries are constantly building new ones. In 2019 for example India is expected to add over 6,000 miles of roads, after adding about the same in 2018.

This is a great way to continue to improve the maps, even though most Local Guides will never meet with a missing road.