How to Edit a Location in Google Maps

Edit a map location, add a missing location or move a misplaced marker

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Google Maps uses detailed maps and stitched together satellite imagery to display houses, streets and landmarks. Usually, this works well, but occasionally a structure may appear to be in the wrong location or missing entirely, or an address may be listed incorrectly. Google provides a process for users to submit edits to Google Maps. Previously, all map edits were submitted through the Map Maker tool.

Now they are submitted directly through Google Maps.

Map Maker Discontinued 

Until spring 2017, Google used Map Maker, a crowdsourced map-editing tool, for edits to locations in favor of reporting necessary changes directly in Google Maps. When Map Maker was retired due to spam attacks and obscene edits, editing features became available directly in Google Maps as part of the Local Guides program for the following purposes:

  • Add a location
  • Edit information about a  location
  • Move a location marker on the map
  • Add a label

All edits to Google Maps are reviewed manually to avoid a repeat of Map Maker's spam problems, causing a substantial backlog in suggested edits. The Map Maker retirement may be temporary, pending a solution to the problems that caused it to be discontinued.

Editing a Location

Report a misplaced location marker or an inaccurate street address to Google by following these steps:

  1. Open Google Maps in a browser.
  1. Search for the place you want to report by typing an address in the search field or clicking the location on the map.
  2. Click Send feedback at the bottom of the screen. You can also access Send feedback from the menu icon in the search field.
  3. Select Suggest an edit in the menu that appears.
  4. Correct the address by typing over the address listed or indicate that the marker is placed on the map incorrectly by clicking a box and then dragging the marker to the correct position on the map.
  1. Click Submit. Your suggested edits are reviewed by Google staff before they take effect.

Adding a Missing Location

To report a location that is missing entirely from Google Maps:

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Select Add a missing place from the menu in the search field at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter a name and address for the missing location in the fields provided. Fields are also available to add a category, phone number, website and business hours if they apply. 
  4. Click Submit. The location you suggest is reviewed by Google staff before it is added to the map.

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