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Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's Your World, Go Map it

Google realizes that you know your neighborhood best. So to provide the most accurate maps possible, Google Maps is open to user edits. People have moved markers of their homes and businesses all around the U.S. and Australia, making Maps work even better.

And so they thought: Why stop there? Moving placemarks is just scratching the surface. After all, when a new place opens in your neighborhood or an old favorite changes its location, wouldn't be nice to have that change reflected on Maps immediately?

Now in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, you can log into your Google account to edit a place on the map. You can even mark that a business has closed to save someone an extra trip. Of course, we've taken steps to help protect accuracy, for example, you'll still be able to see the original listing information along with the history of changes made. This video shows you how to get started:

click here for more from the Google Lat Long blog

1 comment:

  1. On a hike in the north Georgia mountains recently, I discovered that a shelter along the Appalachian Trail (Gooch Mountain Shelter)is incorrectly located on Google Earth. I collected coordinates with GPS at the shelter. Is there a way for me (a new member) to correct the location of this feature in the database or to pass this on to the database keeper?


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