Google Rolls Out New Ways You Can Help Keep Google Maps Up to Date

Google Rolls Out New Ways You Can Help Keep Google Maps Up to Date

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Google is rolling out new easy ways for users to help keep Google Maps up to date. The company notes that despite making millions of updates to Maps each day, it's still not enough to ensure that every single location has the most accurate information possible.

Here's a look at the ways you can help keep Google Maps accurate.

Easily add places or suggest edits
Google has expanded the ability to add missing places and edit existing business or landmark information worldwide on both the Google Maps app (Android, iOS) and through Google Search. This lets people contribute new and updated information to Google Maps from more places—whether they’re searching for a new restaurant on Google.com or looking for a nearby convenience store while on the go.

Google Rolls Out New Ways You Can Help Keep Google Maps Up to Date


Share more details about a place
There’s more to a place than its business hours or address—you might want to know if a place has a romantic vibe, serves vegetarian food or offers outdoor seating. Now on Google Maps for Android and when searching on your mobile phone, you can contribute what you know about a place so that others can benefit from the info as well. Knowing these types of details helps Google build a deeper understanding of a place so they can better help users find the places most relevant to them.

Google Rolls Out New Ways You Can Help Keep Google Maps Up to Date


Verify suggested edits from others
Google has also introduced a new way for users to help approve edits suggested by others, ultimately reducing the amount of time it takes for edits to appear on the map. For places that have pending suggestions, you’ll see a notification stating that “Someone suggested new info.” If you click or tap that notification, you’ll have the option to verify whether the suggestion is accurate. Once enough votes are received to be confident that the suggestion is accurate, it’s published to the map. This feature is available to Android users on the Google Maps app and both Android and iOS users on mobile Google Search.

Google Rolls Out New Ways You Can Help Keep Google Maps Up to Date
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30years - July 22, 2016 at 4:24am
In Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, Google's navigation system is particularly atrocious at some major locations in the city. Google needs to implement a way for Google Maps users to suggest changes to navigation methods, for example correcting Google's advice that a U-turn can be performed on a major arterial road where there is no division in the median strip to allow same. This causes 5 extra minutes to a journey where the correct data would allow quick navigation. In my city this is not an isolated issue.
Salim Bashar - July 21, 2016 at 10:35pm
Reviews can sometime takes weeks to get published. Google needs to work faster than that.
Captain Japan - July 21, 2016 at 3:51pm
How about paying people instead of looking for free labor? You're a multi-billion dollar company!!
General Europe - July 21, 2016 at 8:23pm
Do you pay google whenever you use google maps?
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