Is there a missing road? You should plot things out on your own.

Google Maps will soon enable you to draw on a map to make corrections


If you've ever been annoyed by a route that doesn't appear on Google Maps, it's now easier than ever to add it. Google's map editing experience would be updated to enable users to include missed roads as well as realign, rename, or uninstall incorrect ones. The experience is referred to as "drawing," but it's more akin to using the line function in Microsoft Paint. According to a blog post, the revised tool will be “rolling out in more than 80 countries during the coming months.”

You can just drop a pin where the road should be and type in the road's name to upload the detail to Google right now if you want to add a missing road. The new tool can make it easy to not only include missing routes but also to correct them, such as changing a road's name or path (for example, whether it's one-way but Google Maps says it's not).

Google Maps will soon enable you to draw on a map to make corrections

Google Maps will soon enable you to draw on a map to make corrections


Of course, Google will also double-check the corrections to ensure that they are correct. When you use the latest tool to make a change, you'll see a screen warning you that Google doesn't want a cycle path to be labeled as a lane, or for anyone to create a road with the intent of injuring pedestrians, for example. The company will review your application in about seven days, according to the screen.

In addition, Google Maps will get a feature called "image alerts," which will allow you to post minor information about a location without having to leave a complete review. You'll be able to add pictures of a spot to the app, as well as view recent photographs with text snippets sent by others.

Google Maps will soon enable you to draw on a map to make corrections



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