March 5th, 2010 | Published in Google Earth
Back in 2008, we started opening Google Maps up to user edits. With the launch of Place Pages in September, we decided it'd be a lot easier if editing had its own page too. Today, we're pleased to announce a new, easier way to edit places on Google Maps.
If you find something incorrect or missing on the Place Page for a business -- maybe they have a new website or moved to a bigger location down the block -- just click "Edit this place":
You'll then access a single, dedicated page where you can edit the business listing details about that place.
If you happen to stumble across a problem that you don't know how to fix, no worries. You can always report a problem directly to Google instead of attempting to edit it yourself. Just look for the Report a problem link in the "more" menu and tell us what's wrong, then we'll take on the job of tracking down the right information. Also, if you're the owner of the business, you can click the "Business owner?" link to supply additional information and see your dashboard.
We realize that you know your own neighborhood best, so we hope this makes it simpler and more streamlined for you to pass that local knowledge along to all your fellow Google Maps searchers.