A while back, Google Maps gave people the ability to edit the locations of businesses. If you know of a local business that has moved or closed, you can edit it on the map. These screens show me removing a local Dairy Queen that recently closed:
Now they’ve enhanced the user editing feature of Google Maps and now allow you to add new items to the map. I wanted to add one, but the few new places near us were already in there. However, adding a new location is very easy:
- Search the listings.
- Click the “Add a place to the map” link at the bottom of the left column
- Drag the marker to the location of the business, fill in the details, and submit it.
- That’s it!
Here are a few screens of how that would be done:
With any of those editing features, Google still keeps a copy of the original listing, along with a record of each change that is made. All of this will only serve to make the data in Google Maps even more accurate for everyone to use.