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Add or Edit Road in Google Maps Philippines

Google Map users can now add or edit road in the Philippines. Google maps recent update release in February of 2023 shows an added edit map feature – Add or fix a road. You can now add missing roads, fix road names and shapes, fix road attributes and directions, and remove non-existing roads.

Previously, fixing roads was unsupported in the country since 2017 when “Google Map maker” was ended. Today, apart from adding a place or fixing wrong information, fixing the road feature is now supported but subject for review before it will be published live on Google Maps.

What road features can be fixed?

The recent update on road editing is divided into two; Add a road and Fix a road. Add a road allows you to add missing road by drawing new segments on the map. You have to select the correct road type and road name if available. When adding a new road, you cannot define the direction of traffic and elevation.

Fix a road on the other hand allows you to edit road information such as add or fix a road name, change the shape of the road segment, report road as permanently closed or blocked due to an accident or event, mark road as private access only, mark road as non-existent, edit the direction of traffic and other road issues.

Google map reviewer may have to edit some information during the review process. Your road edit can be approved or declined based on the policy. Google will send an email about the status of your edit.

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Add a missing road

  1. On your computer, open Chrome browser then go to https://www.google.com/maps.
  2. Switch to satellite image by clicking Layers > Satellite. Zoom in to edit.
  3. Click the Menu icon then click Edit the map or click Send feedback link from the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click Add or fix a road. then click Add a road button.
  5. On the map, click the location where the missing road begins and drag, continue clicking based on the shape of the road segment and click the last point to end. Click continue editing to extend the segment. You can also move the segment points of adjacent road to fix the shape.
  6. On the left, add the road name and road type and click Done.
  7. To add additional missing roads, repeat steps 4-6.
  8. Click Submit.
Add new roads feature in Google Maps

Fix wrong information about road

  1. On your computer, open Chrome browser then go to https://www.google.com/maps.
  2. Switch to satellite image by clicking Layers > Satellite. Zoom in to edit.
  3. Click the Menu icon then click Edit the map or click Send feedback link from the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click Add or fix a road.
  5. On the map, click the road segment you want to fix.
  6. On the left, verify the road segment name and length selected.
  7. Under “Edit information,” select the type of info you want to fix and enter the correction.
  8. Click Done and then Submit.

Full credits to Google, Google Maps for the Screen grab of Satellite images.

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