Google Maps allows any user to collaboratively add locations to make the neighborhood or city map more complete. It is possible to include residential buildings, commercial establishments or any public reference point that facilitates navigation on the map. In addition, the user can add photos and information such as the exact address, phone number and website to make the registration detailed.
To perform the inclusion, which can also be done by cell phone, you must be logged in with a Google account. The initiative is part of the Local Guide project, Google’s rewards program in which the user gains a reputation in exchange for contributions to Maps. Check out the tutorial below on how to add a new location to Google Maps from your PC.
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Google Maps receives new places created by users collaboratively to make the map complete – Photo: Disclosure
Step 1. Access Google Maps and click on the three stripes icon located in the upper left corner to open the menu;
Access the Google Maps options menu – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. Scroll down the menu and click on the option “Add a missing place”;
Add a new place to Google Maps on your computer – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. The marker will appear on the map and you must position it over the exact location. The address will be filled in automatically, but you can edit the numbering or zip code if they are wrong. Also include the name of the place and choose the category, which can be residential, business, stores, developments, among many options. In the case of companies, you can enter opening hours and website. Finish by clicking «Submit»;
Include information about the new place registered on Google Maps – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. A balloon will confirm the creation of the place. Click «Finish». You will also receive a confirmation email;
Google Maps confirms the collaborative inclusion of a new place on the map – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 5. By default, Google will include a photo captured by Google Street View. To add your own photos and customize the new location, go to the menu and click on “Your contributions”;
Access the places you included in Google Maps – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 6. Click on the “Editions” option and then on the new location created;
Open the location you just created in Google Maps to edit it – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 7. With the new location open, click on “Add a photo”;
Add a new photo to the location you created on Maps – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 8. Upload a photo from your computer, phone or Google files.
Google Maps accepts photos from computer, cell phone or Google – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Ready. The new place has been created and can be found by anyone on Google Maps.
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