It's now easier than ever to make improvements to Google Maps!

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It's now easier than ever to make improvements to Google Maps! Daniel (Google Community Manager) 8/27/13 11:30 AM

Hi there, Mappers and Maps users!

We've recently made it easier to make simple corrections to Google Maps in 20 more countries, without ever leaving the map! All you have to do is select "Report a problem" using one of the three simple methods outlined below.

Start by selecting Report a problem through one of the three simple access points outlined below:

  1. Click Report a problem at the bottom right corner of the Maps screen.

From here, select the place you wish to edit. Then, click Continue.

  1. Click on the incorrect listing directly from the map. Select more and a drop down list will appear. From here, select  Report a problem.

  1. On the Left Hand Panel, click the small drop down arrow under the listing and select Report a problem.

Once you’ve selected Report a problem using one of these three methods, a new panel will appear.

From here, you can suggest changes to the incorrect listing, mark it as closed or a duplication, or, if it’s incorrectly placed, you can drag the marker to its correct location.

When you submit your changes, they will be listed as Pending Reviews in Google Map Maker. Once approved, those changes will publish instantly to Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Maps for Mobile for all the world to see!

This new improvement is now available in the following countries and regions:

Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

If your country isn’t listed - don’t worry! You can still contribute your local knowledge to the map directly from Google Map Maker - now available in nearly 220 countries and territories across the globe!

Thanks, and happy mapping,


Google Maps Community Manager