We update Google Maps which helps tourists and first responders.
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and Todos Santos benefit from our 360° Street View photography.
Because we want to help teach you a bit more about this free service we’ll break it down for you to help better understand the value we bring to the community.
There is more to Google Maps than you think. Google Maps is a web mapping platform and consumer application offered by Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, air, and public transportation.
Google Street View Photography
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides street-level interactive 360° panoramas. You can even interact with a pair of VR goggles and literally put yourself in the driver’s seat.
We Contribute to Google Maps
As a Google Contributor, we add new roads, mark roads that are no longer passable, review and rate places, add photos and videos, check facts, answer questions about places, add missing businesses and places, and much more.
Google simply doesn’t have the resources to keep up with fast-developing areas. Many rural and outlying areas have not been mapped. When Google does update roads they focus on primary popular roads and areas of interest. You can’t call Google and ask them to update your area. To the best of my knowledge, we are the only ones providing this service.
As a result in little more than a year, we have mapped over 500 miles of roads, uploaded over 300,000 photospheres, photographed over 750 stores all of which have resulted in more than 5,000,000+ views.
First responders are first on the scene they include paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and rescuers. They rely on accurate mapping data to find places. We’ve added new roads and closed impassable roads.
Businesses are Benefiting
Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos, San José del Cabo, and all businesses in between are heavily dependent on tourism. As a top traveling destination you want your businesses in the traveler’s sights. Having current and accurate mapping data is the key for businesses to benefit from this free passive marketing. This builds trust with customers and helps travelers with their research and helps customers make informed decisions. Given the fact our efforts have reached over 5 million views in a little over 12 months is a testament to this.
We’ve recently retired and are now living full-time here in Baja. The community service we provide is unpaid unsponsored work performed for the benefit and betterment of our community. The time, expertise, and equipment to do this come at a price. We bear the costs of vehicle wear and tear, camera equipment, website fees, internet usage, marketing, and other misc costs. If you feel we have attributed value to your business and would like to support our efforts with a small donation see below.
If you see us driving around shooting 360° panoramas be sure to wave. Faces and license plates blurred.
Bill and Kim Bailey