Update VHS's Google Maps Designation from "Learning Centre" to "Coworking Space"?


#1

Hi all,

When I ran tours, a frequent question I got from folks was “Do you run courses?”

I thought it was odd that it came up so frequently until I noticed the annotation in Google Maps:

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Can we get this changed to match the Vancouver CoLab of Coworking Space?

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I think it better describes VHS.

Thoughts?


#2

IMO I think it’s better for both Organizations to keep them distinct.

People confuse the Colab with VHS now when I talk with them. So we will not doing either org any favours by creating similarities in Google Search


#3

Maybe coworking space isn’t the correct designation, but neither is learning centre…


#4

how about “Maker Space”


#5

Just added it to OpenStreetMap - as best I could


#6

Some others:

Fraser Valley MakerSpace
Social club

MakerLabs
Toolroom

Makerspace Nanaimo
Community center


#7

i like a community centre / toolroom as a designation.
ideally, google would have added maker space as a category already


#8

Artisans Asylum and the Kamloops Makerspace are listed as “Non profit organization” which is bland but accurate.


#9

I’ve tried updating it to Makerspace, but it keeps being reset to Learning Center. I’m not sure if that’s someone passive-aggressively doing it, or Google rejecting it for unknown reasons…


#10

Would it be a bad idea for a bunch of people to suggest that edit?


#11

I just tried updating it to:
Makerspace

Additional Catagories:
Toolroom
Learning Centre
Co-working Space

It’s pending review. We’ll see if it sticks


#12

Oh, that worked…

We’re a Makerspace now.

Everyone ok with that?


#13

I searched for makerspaces in Google Maps and surveyed several dozen

It looks like the Google Map categories are pretty limited:

Art & history museum with studio space

Art center

Arts organization

Association or organization

Community center

Community College

Coworking Space

Education center

Educational Institution

Laser cutting service

Non-Profit Organization

School

Technical school

Technical service

University department

Youth organization


#14

Just call it Bike Shed. :stuck_out_tongue:

Edit: I’m totally joking of course lol. Makerspace is great! I know it doesn’t exactly describe us since we are teh hackspace but it’s what folks will recognize out their on the Web.


#15

EEK the pics have to be updated…

and this review… :slight_smile:

Jill roberson
1 review

★★★★★ 2 years ago

I wanted to check this place out after it was recommended to me. A guy stinking of BO, came up to me as soon as I arrived and would not leave me alone. My friend showed up later to save me from him. Not a great place.


#16

Please feel free to leave a review of your amazing experiences at VHS! :slight_smile:

Or add photos!


#17

Ahhh Yes. Jill Roberson. Quite the prolific google reviewer.