Google Maps Gallery has always been a destination for custom maps created by governments and businesses that showed statistics like tax districts, public nuisance statistics, and crime rates. Odds are, you’ve probably never had a reason to look there for a map before. But now, Google has opened up the Maps Gallery to allow all users to showcase their knowledge of an area. If you blog, you know local content is important. What’s more local than a map of the best takeout places in your city, or the best picnic spots? You can show potential clients you’re the local expert by providing them with practical, helpful information that they can use again and again. Here’s how to make your own maps and start sharing!