Correcting map and location errors in Google Earth

We get a lot of emails from users asking us to correct data errors in Google Earth — incorrect road names, mis-marked addresses, etc. We can’t do that directly, but fortunately Google has a great solution to help you out.

To start, you don’t actually fix the errors in Google Earth; you fix them in Google Maps, and those corrections are synced into Google Earth over the course of a few weeks.

To suggest a correction, simply right-click on an area inside of Google Maps and choose “Report a problem”. The following screen will pop-up and will walk you through the process:

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I’ve suggested quite a few edits to my local area, and all have been accepted into Google Earth/Maps and helped make my town more accurate. It’s a great tool to help make Google products more useful for everyone. To learn more about how this process works, you can visit this page in the Google Maps support system.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. You can also edit Google Maps directly using Google Map Maker https://google.com/mapmaker

  2. As usual with Google this doesn’t Work at all. I have tried to report errors with locations and closed businesses in Denmark over the past year. And either I don’t get an answer Again or they don’t correct the mistakes because of their investigations about them.

    Examples:
    A fire station North of Copenhagen is set with location mark 300 km away.
    2007 the a new reform of local government was made but still you find the names of municipalities that doesn’t exist.
    Locations misspelled.

    And so on.

    As in Google Earth / Maps the same problems with this big American company in listening what users say.

    • Have a friend add the same corrections. Perhaps your account is flagged for some odd reason.and they have quit listening to your account.The more people who offer the same correction, the more likely Google will apply the fix in a timely fashion.

  3. think some fool has deliberately altered the Bali Indonesia map wrong street names Hotels in wrong places etc

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