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Why is my edit status “Pending” or “Not Applied”?

Google Moderator

Pending or Not Applied.jpgCaption: A graphic that shows “NOT APPLIED” has been added to suggested edits on Google Maps.

Local Guides submit edits on Google Maps to ensure their communities are accurately represented. After you add an edit to Google Maps, it’s reviewed by either local operators, an automated system, or both to ensure the information is accurate and follows our guidelines.

 

If your edit is Pending, that means we’re still reviewing it. We may need additional information to verify that your edit is accurate. It may take some time for us to gather that information and for fellow Local Guides to use the Check the facts feature on Google Maps to confirm the information you shared is correct.

 

If your edit is Not Applied, that means we were unable to confidently verify the information you shared at this time.

 

We hope this doesn’t discourage you from being an active Local Guide. We appreciate all of your efforts to help make the world easier to navigate for millions of people around the world.

385 Comments
Level 8

can anyone tell me who approved map edits or changes 

because some of my edits are approved and some of edits shows still pending

Level 8

@DipenP hi 

welcome to connect .. 

Only Regional Leaders or Google can approved your edits .. 

To make attention to your area Regional Leaders or Google u should make a post on Map maker help forum  otherwise Maps help forum .. 

Make post with your pending edits link .. 

it will more helpful ...

Level 5

[THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED] - please refer to new post above.

 

Connect Moderator

Hi @SATHISH,

thanks for sharing with us (part of) this useful post made by @GusMoreira.

Why don't just share, or give a comment about the original one,(https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/Mapping-Your-World/Why-is-my-edit-status-Pending-or-Not-Applie...)

that is pinned at the beginning of the "mapping your world" board?

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please read the terms  of Google, that are linked at the bottom of every page of Connect, with particular attention of the "copyright" section.

Then please review your post, to meet the terms.

To review your post, click on the three black dots on the right top of your post, then click on "edit message"

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Thanks for your attention

 

Ermes

NFN Level 8
Level 8

Maybe because we can't reply to the original message?

 

I still call an abnormality in the system!  How can a single guide go around in South africa changing multiple shopping centres detals/name/emails to FNB ATM....and it gets applied? 

Thats just 🐂🐾!

 

Then when I try to correct it I get hit with a pending or denied email?

Why doesnt the "system" pic up a serial spammer? Its bloody obvious for a human to pickup but a algorithm cant?   

Give us high level guides the power to or ask us to go check info in our area.

Level 8

@GusMoreira@GeorgesHR I read this post "Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied?" but the problem is your own map showing the correct name of a City and still the edit is denying. My suggestion is that you can verify it through Indian community guides. In this below image you can see that everywhere city name is mapping as Pachora and I am suggesting the same name but its not working. How can I change this? I am new local guide if I am going wrong then please let me know. Thanks 

 https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Pachora,+Maharashtra+424201/@20.6673664,75.3426162,15z/data=!4m5...2132.JPG

Level 10

Hi @evancp

Your aswer is here.
Please read it.

Connect Moderator

Hi @evancp

It is not possible to edit Names of cities and roads.

If you find something wrong in it, press the hamburger icon of the app, then choose " send a feedback" and select the most appropriate option

 

Ermes

Level 5

when correct or edit and add missing place any detail maximum time always direct place status shows Not Applied 

Level 10

Hi @Jai_banna

The program is growing very fast because of the number of LG in the world .

So you need to be more patient than before .

Also you need to update your application Google maps.

 

Connect Moderator

Hello,

If Google could trust everyone to always make good edits then there would never be denials, but unfortunately those that purposely or innocently add bad data have resulted in the need for filters.  Sometimes those filters will give a false positive, and sometimes those filters kick in due to you unknowingly violating a rule.  You can read more in this pinned post.

 

In addition to the advice given there, you also have the option of providing all the data including exact GPS location, any existing POI, and exactly what data you were trying to add or edit.  With that mapping experts can look it over and let you know if there are obvious and/or likely issues that you can fix in your next attempt.

Connect Moderator

@BoydK,

 

If you seek answers to what might be occurring, introducing obvious non-contributory issues to the discussion does not help at all.

 

If you'd actually like help then the offer has been made for you to post all the details of some edits so that the mapping experts in this forum can make suggestions.

Level 7

Hi @Flash,

 

I understand your point.  However please understand mine.  I was just reading yet another recent post on this same topic and yet another link to these guidelines that provide no help.  The problem here is it should already be CLEAR what needs to be done.  IT IS NOT.  And this is a big problem. 

 

My point also is that if I make posts and then they are rejected and then I have to try to find GPS coordinates and go to forums and back and forth then this is also a hinderance.  It wastes Google technicians time and it wastes my time, money and effort.  

 

In my previous post, I did not request help with any particular contribution I have made.  I am rather communicating to Local Guides Connect that responding to this problem by saying "Every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both," and "If we are not sure the edit is accurate, it may be listed as Denied" is not sufficient to enable users to enter 'good data'.   And in that post the link to guidelines provide nothing that will help a user that is facing this issue where everything is NOT APPLIED.

 

@GusMoreira

Connect Moderator

I understand what you are trying to communicate, but what you are asking is no different than asking "Why does my car make a noise", and then complaining that a general post that gives a general response is not adequate.

 


And in that post the link to guidelines provide nothing that will help a user that is facing this issue where everything is NOT APPLIED.

 


If everything is not applied, then there must be an issue, and you'd need to post details for it to be investigated.  You state you don't want to, you just want to post a general complaint.  In that case all we can give you is the general answer.  At no time did I give you just that answer, I've each time communicated the offer to investigate this with you further, but it is you that wants to stop at that post and at the same time state that is isn't enough.

Level 7

Dear Mr, @Flash,

 

I didn't state 'I don't want to'.  I stated that was not the purpose of my reply, and that for that particular issue, my point is that the information provided in the pinned post is inadequate.  Maybe you should think about saying Thank you very much for taking the time to express your opinion on this subject.   Remeber its me that spent the hours, cash and time in the West African sun to do this.  

 

One other big problem is when contributions are instantly denied such as is happening to me, I don't see any way of recuperating the GPS coordinates.  Perhaps you could help me out with that.  All I can do is send a screenshot of the Edits tab of my account that has some 30 denials of places that I will not travel to for at least a year, and where most people have no internet.  I imagine that all this work is lost.

 

I did however make a few offline entries into Google Keep expecting to add these later with a connection.  I can't do that either.  Here's an example:

 

10.246353, -6.677608

 

Name:  Pharmacie de Mahandiana-Soukourani

Category: Pharmacy/Chemist

 

I just tried to add this and it came back instantly NOT APPLIED.

 

Thank you for investigating this.

 

Boyd

 

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Connect Moderator

I do understand that you are stating that the answer is inadequate; what you are not accepting is that when you supply no details about your edits then you're not ever going to get an adequate response.

 

Thank you for providing some details.

 

You will notice that when you are entering a place the street address is marked as a required field.  If you do supply one, it can be expected that your attempt will likely fail.  This is the most likely reason for the denial.

 

Even if one does enter the three required fields, each edit still would need verification.  As you have pointed out that these are places without much easily accessible information, thus filling in the extra fields such as website and phone will be what allows Google to attempt to verify the edit.  The algorithms are sophisticated enough to not pass along for human review something that a human will almost certainly not be able to better review than the algorithm.

 

Setting the bar at a level where edits with minimal information are accepted would allow massive amounts of bad data onto the map.  While your intention was to provide good data, there is no reasonable method for Google to be able to accept your minimal data while protecting the integrity of the map.

 

While you state that the general post doesn't apply to your situation, I'll call your attention to the following which does directly apply:

 

If your edit is denied, this doesn’t mean you are a bad mapper (unless you are trying to spam the map!) — we may not be familiar with the region you are mapping and need more information to be confident the edit is accurate.

 

While I realize it if frustrating, it is something with which all users must contend, even the Googlers you see in this forum.  The one thing that will help is that over a great many edits you will earn editing trust in similar types of edits; but even with a very high editing trust one would still almost certainly not be able to enter edits with such minimal information.

 

Level 7

Hi @Flash,

 

I have a hard time with this explanation.  You state that the street address is a required field.  However there is the option of Marking the location on the Map.  This is what I have been doing for the last few years.  Have you ever traveled to Africa or any other 3rd world country?  For your information there are next to no street numbers even in cities.  If Google has changed its policy in this regard then mapping will essentially be halted on this continent.  I don't really think this could be possible. 

 

I would appreciate further investigation of this.   If its just my account, then please let me know that I have no other option than quitting the Local Guides program as Google can't let me add busineses with no street address.

 

Thank you,

 

Boyd

@Venance

@GusMoreira

Connect Moderator

Hello @BoydK,

 

There is no further investigation required, you will find that the street address is clearly marked as a required field.  While this might unfortunately make some places ineligible to be added to the map, it is necessary to prevent the map from becoming covered in spam and other bad edits.

 

You can also be confident that your account has not been banned, as I see that you have managed to get some edits into at least a pending state.  Banned accounts cannot make any edits at all.

 

I'm afraid that bad actors have made it tough for Google to continue to accept edits with minimal information and minimal ways to confirm it.

I am local guide level 6.I edit some places 15 days ago but they are not still approved.

Level 9

When you edit/add a POI on map it can take some time to be approve. Map work an algorithm which accept and reject edit provided by us. If system unsure about our edit it will show you pending. 

For more details here is a link, 

https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/Mapping-Your-World/Why-is-my-edit-status-Pending-or-Not-Applie...

 

Hope this help 

Level 2

Hello

 

add missing place in google map more then one month until now not shown Up yet

Google Moderator

Hi @afgkw,

Welcome to Connect and nice to meet you.

 

I would like to inform you that you question has been answered already in this topic here. Feel free to check it out.

 

I also moved your post to there treat. 

 

Additionally, since you're new to the community, you might want to share a bit about yourself and get to know others in our monthly Introduce Yourself topic. You can also read these Tips: Using Local Guides Connect.

 

 

Level 7

Can someone help explain why some of my edits are getting declined? I’ve researched them and they are correct edits but seem to be declined for no reason. Maybe someone can help explain why this happens? Thanks in advance!

I understand that but for some reason all the edits I have made in the last 30 days have been immediately rejected. And that is why i stopped making edits and giving reviews although I made 900 points in about 2 weeks when i started doing it.

Google Moderator

Hi @starslayer125,

Welcome to Connect!

 

I just want to let you know that your question has been already answered in this topic here. I'm also moving your post to them, please feel free to take a look.

 

Additionally, since you're new to the community, you might want to share a bit about yourself and get to know others in our monthly Introduce Yourself topic. You can also read these Tips: Using Local Guides Connect.

 

Google Moderator

Hi @Douroguy,

Welcome to Connect and nice to meet you.

 

I just wanted to inform you that your question has been already answered in this topic here. I'm also moving your post to them, please feel free to take a look.

 

Since you're new to the community, you might want to share a bit about yourself and get to know others in our monthly Introduce Yourself topic. You can also read these Tips: Using Local Guides Connect.

 

If you ever have questions or just want to learn more about the Local Guides program, you can visit the Help Desk or search the community to find what others have already shared.

Level 7

I'm a bit perplexed about edits needing approval. There are bursts of locations popping up on my local map. First it was pharmacists... Their home addresses showed up as pharmacies. Then businesses run out of homes showing up as business locations.  Simply put, both local zoning laws and Google map rules agree that these should not be considered business locations.

 

Yet when I go in and out them in for removal, they aren't getting removed.  They are being denied. My guess is that they are updated going to someone else for approval and they don't adhere to the rules as stated.

 

Thoughts on how this could be approved or improved?  Maybe Google could find a way to integrate zoning? What are your thoughts, guide community?

Google Moderator

Hello, @DanielB,

 

Sorry to hear about the delay in your edits.

 

Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? will give you a good explanation on the subject. I'm merging your post with it so you keep track.

بنده یک مکان در نقشه ثبت کردم بعد از گذشت یک ماه هنوز تایید نشده 

Google Moderator

Hi @babakhaniAref,

Welcome to Connect.

 

Please excuse my reply in English. I just want to let you know that every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both, to ensure changes follow our guidelines.

 

I'm also moving your post to this topic Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? Feel Free to check it out.

 

Level 6

Hello Guys,

 

I am Prabhakaran, I edited the Maps, but it is not approved. I am the local person and I know the places very well, I edited the Maps correctly, but my edits are not approved. Anyone help me in this matter?

Google Moderator

Hi @Prabhakaran8,

Welcome to Connect.

 

I just want to let you know that every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both, to ensure changes follow our guidelines.


I'm moving your post to this topic Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? Please feel free to check it out for more information.

 

Level 7

Adding or Editing map ,

When see not applied,

Please provide the reason for those contribute.

It makes map eco-friendly.

Thanks

Level 10

This has been requested over and over again. So many posts question why their edit received the dreaded "NOT APPLIED" decision.  I realize there is concern that some might figure out how to game the system with this information, but if done judicially it sure would relieve a lot of frustration in trying to make edits.

Google Moderator

Hi  and ,

 

I just want to let you know that every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both, to ensure changes follow our guidelines.

 

I'm moving your post to this topic Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? Please feel free to check it out for more information.

Level 7

As of now, when we as local guides suggest edits, it takes long time to see the change actually. There are instances when changes are not modified even when it was meant to be. There is no transparency why suggested modification was rejected. There should be automated algorithm which captures information from various local guides and act on count of number of similar edits received, to get approval faster.

 

For eg: There is location in Pune, India which doesn't exist and is falsely marked. Despite of several local guides reported it as "doesn't exist", the edit is always rejected which can create confusion among public seeking to reach that particular place.

Google Moderator

Hi @agkunal11,

 

I just want to let you know that every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both, to ensure changes follow our guidelines.

 

I'm moving your post to this topic Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? Please feel free to check it out for more information.

 

Google Moderator

Hello @MgTT,

 

Thank you for reaching out. I would like to inform you that your question has been answered already in this topic - Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? By the way I am going to merge your post with it. Feel free to check it out. 

Google Moderator

Hi @DipenP,

 

I just want to let you know that every edit submitted to Google Maps is either reviewed by an automated systems, local operators, or both, to ensure changes follow our guidelines.

 

I'm moving your post to this topic Why is my edit status Pending or Not Applied? Please feel free to check it out for more information.

Level 4
  1. I added some place on Google Maps.but it doesn' showing in map....why?
Level 10

Hello @Tipusultaan, you often need to wait up to 24 hours before the place you have added actually shows up.

Hi @Tipusultaan 

It's a common problem some  addition of new place takes time and many of  takes nearly one month to successfully publish in Google maps. 

So you can add more places and after someday they will approved by Google.

Just chill, relax!

Level 7

It's a great information thanks for sharing very helpful @DeniGu

Level 7

That's really great information.Thank you @DeniGu for this helpful article it makes sense to me because it happened once with me when I was aditting in a Casino.

 

Regards:

 

Safdar Rai 

Level 7

It's a great information thanks for sharing very helpful @DeniGu

Level 10

Hi @DeniGu संपादन का कार्य समय एवं लगन से किया जाए यह बेहतर रहेगा। कई बार मैप्स में मैं भी कंफ्यूज हो जाता हूं। एक कंपलीट पोस्ट बनाना बेहतर रहेगा। जानकारी के लिए धन्यवाद।

Level 10

Hi, @DeniGu

Thank you so much for this post 

I am facing this situation recently I added a company that sells leather chemical and was not on Map it has three regional offices with same name but different locations address two of company addresses was approved on map but one in pending even the address is correct sometime place take much time to create 

Level 10

@DeniGu@ermest

I ran into an issue with my edited and added places list. It has been persistent in the last two weeks.

I can not scroll down the list to the very bottom anymore. The loading sign keeps turning but nothing else works anymore. Also if I add places the system performance on my PC goes down until unusable and I am getting graphics errors on my map screen.

Could someone from Google please check? I am quite certain it is not related to the OS (Win10) or system (i5) that I am using but seems that I hit some limitation on the maximum of edits in maps. Thank you.

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Level 8

Sometimes we edit places same exists or two people edit same place same time. Sometimes our edit not meet there T&C

Level 7

@BoydK


I agree with all of the points you have made 100% and am sorry to see that you have been given the usual line in excuses and canned responses from a number of sources.

The continent of Africa is the second largest in the world and if the current automated system is incapable of making adjustments for its non-street address locations than there is something needs to be done to address that issue otherwise it could be viewed as discriminatory.

Having said that some of the places I have been able to add did not have street addresses (such as a recent urban nature reserve outside of London) and yet the system allowed me to add it using the Map Locator widget and it was then marked as "Unnamed Road".

I enclose a screenshot from Google Maps as evidence of this process.

Most of the official advice does not to have changed much since this time last year and so perhaps some of it is already out-of-date.

If that same level of functionality is not available in Africa then it really  should be by now.

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