• Group logo of Social Lounge
    Public Group
    active 6 days, 23 hours ago

    This is where you can chit-chat and socialise with fellow Academy Members.

    Here you can chat off topic.

    Public Group  / 3 members
  • Group logo of Rating & Reviewing
    Public Group
    active 1 week ago

    A group for Local Guides that are serious about writing reviews.

    Public Group  / 7 members
  • Group logo of [Students] Photography Certification Course
    Private Course Group
    active 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    A private group exclusive for students that participate in the certification course in the discipline (still) photography.

    Private Course Group  / 7 members
  • Group logo of Community Moderators
    Public Group
    active 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    A group for Moderators and co-moderators of unofficial Local Guides Communities.

    We include non-supported moderators, so they can learn from those that are trained by the LG Team.

    Public Group  / 10 members
  • Group logo of Research
    Public Group
    active 1 month, 1 week ago

    The members of this group focus and collaborate on research related to the Local Guides program and Maps.

    IMPORTANT:
    The Academy only permits projects that do NOT jeopardise the intent of the official Local […]

    Public Group  / 2 members
  • Group logo of Associate Members
    Private Group
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Supported unofficial Local Guides Communities can join our community exchange program.

    You need to be a verified supported community moderator, before you can join this group.

    Private Group  / 15 members
  • Group logo of Community Faculty
    Public Group
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The Academy department that focuses on Community.

    Public Group  / 4 members
  • Group logo of Faculty of Photography
    Public Group
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The Academy department focusing on photography.

    Members of this group are photographers that contribute to Maps with more than just quick snap-shots.

    Public Group  / 7 members
  • Group logo of Map Editing Faculty
    Public Group
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Members of the Faculty of Map Editing are Local Guides that focus on the ins- and outs of Map Editing.

    The aim of this group is to investigate and promote best practice and to facilitate learning opportunities […]

    Public Group  / 5 members
  • Group logo of [Students] Map Editing Certification
    Private Course Group
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Exclusive (private) group for students participating in our certification course in the discipline Map Editing.

    Private Course Group  / 1 member
  • Group logo of Team Academy
    Private Group
    active 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    A private group for members of Team Academy: our volunteer community staff.

    Our team of volunteers is dedicated to create a meaningful educational resource for Local Guides.

    Private Group  / 19 members
  • Group logo of [Students] Community Certification
    Private Course Group
    active 2 months ago

    A private group for students that participate in our Community certification course.

    Private Course Group  / 2 members
  • Group logo of Boot Camp Recruits
    Private Course Group
    active 2 months ago

    A private area for new recruits to our Novice Boot Camp course.
    Engage with fellow Local Guides in your troop. Check out the Activity Stream and the Forum.

    Private Course Group  / 4 members
  • Group logo of Smart Cookies
    Private Course Group
    active 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sharing Tips & Tricks. A group for smart Local Guides 😉

    Private Course Group  / 6 members
 

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