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Exclusive: Edit a road segment in Google Maps

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Edit a road segment on Google Maps for desktopEdit a road segment on Google Maps for desktop

4/27/17 UPDATE: The ability to edit road segments in Google Maps on Android and iOS is now available to all Google Maps users.

 

As we announced last November, we’re working to graduate Map Maker functionality into core Google Maps products. We have since released features enabling Local Guides to moderate recent edits to nearby places on Google Maps for Android and on your desktop computer (with an iOS version coming soon). We are focused on continuing to develop great moderation experiences, so stay tuned for new updates throughout the year.

 

One of the most requested features to bring to Google Maps from Map Maker is the ability to add and edit roads. Today we are launching the first part of a revamped editing flow in Google Maps targeting road segment editing. This first launch features a new selection UI and the ability to report issues on multiple road segments at once on desktop Google Maps (for Level 5 Local Guides) and Google Maps for Android (slowly rolling out to everyone).  

 

How to edit a road segment:

  1. Open Google Maps on your desktop computer OR the Google Maps app for Android
  2. Tap = to open the side menu
  3. Scroll down to “Send Feedback”
  4. Tap “Edit the map”
  5. Tap the road segment you want to edit
  6. Tap “Next”
  7. Suggest the changes for the road you selected (Name, Incorrectly drawn, One-way/two-way, Closed, or Private)
  8. Tap Send

 RoadEdits_screen1.png  RoadEdits_screen2.png  RoadEdits_screen3.png  RoadEdits_screen4.png

Look for more announcements in the future, including the ability to report a missing road, report issues on a full route, and further down the line, report more complex attributes like real-time closures and events.

 

We’re excited to hear your feedback on this first step as we improve the road editing process in Google Maps, working towards our goal of assisting everyone as they navigate the world around them.

254 Comments
Level 7

Long-awaited functionality :)

Level 8

Finally we start to see the integration of map marker with Maps.

Great, finally it is in Google Maps.

Level 8

 All right. It's really important feature?

Thank you

Connect Moderator

Update: Mar9 09:30 HKT with Photo added

 

I found it.  It might depends on Browser version used.  {Or I just got a new version after this few hours  :-) }

Chrome 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit) on macOS

{ I will re-test with my home machine and update back }

Time tested:  09:00 Mar 9, 2017 HKT

 

 

Here is the steps:

 

1.  After choose Edit Map, Maps will prompt you to click on the Maps, with Road Segments available for clicking highlighted in Pink

2.  I can click on a road, or

3.  I can click on somewhere, and Maps will auto select a nearest road segment.  If that road segment is out of screen, Maps will pan and show the selected segment.  Well done, Maps!

4.  Once clicked, Maps will display the Dialog box to ask for details.  At this point, we can click on more Road Segments (just click will do, no need to Shift-click, etc)

5.  I can click on a selected segment to un-select it.  Even the only segment selected can be un-selected, and select another part.

6.  After selection is done, just input the details and submit.

 

Multi-segment selectedMulti-segment selected

 

Thus clearly, this routine is not for reporting Missing Roads which we have to wait for the next feature update.  

 

 

 

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I need help to select multiple road segments in Desktop Maps.

 

It seems I can only select one segment now.  Or need to wait for the new version?

 

Do they need to be continuous?

Level 10
Is this new feature available in limited countries as Map Maker? "Countries being mapped - Map Maker Help" https://support.google.com/mapmaker/answer/155415?hl=en
Level 5

@SampsonF You can press the Ctrl key to select multiple segments to edit road.

Level 7

Thx @CorrieD xD

Long waited feature xD

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Thank you @AndrewC!

 

Do you get the version with the Pink color highlight for selectable road segments?  I find that no need to do Ctrl-click / Shift-click.  Just a click is OK to select multi-segments. 

Level 8

This it...This is what I was waiting for...great great feature... Thanks a lot @CorrieD

Level 8

Thank you @CorrieD. I have tried to replicate the method mentioned in your announment and was unable to use the new feature. Please look at the attached screenshot and keep in mind that I tried to kill the app and cleared cache as well as restarted the phone.

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I'm running Maps Beta 9.47.3 (#947300224) on Android N 7.1.1 (Build- N4F260O / Nexus 6P)

 

 

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@AmrA, have you try using Desktop Maps?

Level 8

@SampsonF The option to suggest a change to roads on desktop Maps has been avalilable for me for sometime now. I do not have any problem with that already.

Level 8

I've been using map maker for a few years now and have >2k edits so having this functionality baked into Google maps has made the process much more easier. Great news @CorrieD

Level 8

Is it "real" editing or only reporting? 

I think that it's reporting - i can't edit any segment. I can suggest that it is wrong drawn (but i can't draw it correctly), i can suggest that road is one-way and i have to describe which direction is correct. 

In "real" editing tool should be feature to select correct direction of road (describing means that somebody have to check it and accept/decline manually) , automaticly closing and reopening roads.

And this "new" tool isn't new and works for everyone, not only LG5 :) Just right click on the road, select "Report data problem on the map" and voila :)

 

Level 6

we want edit not report :|

Finally :)

Level 8

Its not yet available in Kenya, hope you will do it soon

Level 8

Glad to hear these features are on the roadmap. But the road is long to get to the same level of road editing functionalities we had in Map Maker :)

 

Also, who is gonna be approving these and will we have any insight into the process? This was a major problem in MM as you surely know :)

 

Thanks,
Daniel

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Lamentablemente todavía no fue desplegada la opción en Argentina, Y en particular la Tierra del Fuego, en ninguna de las tres opciones Windows, Android o iOS, me falta verificar en la Mac, @CorrieD, para el caso de la Tierra del Fuego el agregado de rutas es muy importantes ya que existen varias rutas complementarias que existen y que no están declaradas en el mapa de Google.

 

 

Level 10

Hi @CorrieD

Still not working in Egypt 

Level 9

Does not work in Ukraine!

Level 9

Господи, як же тупо зроблено...


@АндрійД   Все работает. Только перейди в режим Карта (схема) а не Земля.
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Life Hack  2 варианта

1. Если у кого не работает. Переходим на карте в одну из европейских стран Германия, Франция... дальше следуем согласно инструкции  И у вас все получится. После перемещаемся туда куда Вам нужно....

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2. Правый клик мыши   Report a data problem   (Повідомити про проблему з даними)09cc5-clip-44kb.jpg

Level 8

An option to change part of a road is required. For example only one end of a street is one-way. 

Level 8

@CorrieD just noticed the next update for the road report functionality.

Pink segments and multiselect road segment.

 

Is there any reason that the selection is limited to 18 segments?

In the notification mail to such a multisegment report I see something like the following.

"#multisegment 0x47a62a5dddfe0755:0xbcb2bd66cd9aaa86,0x47a62a5dc45e6d23:0xffcaffeef54847bc"

I could imagine that it will confuse normal users and should removed from the notification mail.

Level 6

This is a very useful, important and effective way of editing the Google Maps. I like it. 

Level 10

Amazing, We're really graduating to Maps with great features :)

Level 7

CorrieD wrote:

Edit a road segment on Google Maps for desktopEdit a road segment on Google Maps for desktop

As we announced last November, we’re working to graduate Map Maker functionality into core Google Maps products. We have since released features enabling Local Guides to moderate recent edits to nearby places on Google Maps for Android and on your desktop computer (with an iOS version coming soon). We are focused on continuing to develop great moderation experiences, so stay tuned for new updates throughout the year.

 

One of the most requested features to bring to Google Maps from Map Maker is the ability to add and edit roads. Today we are launching the first part of a revamped editing flow in Google Maps targeting road segment editing. This first launch features a new selection UI and the ability to report issues on multiple road segments at once on desktop Google Maps (for Level 5 Local Guides) and Google Maps for Android (slowly rolling out to everyone).  

 

How to edit a road segment:

  1. Open Google Maps on your desktop computer OR the Google Maps app for Android
  2. Tap = to open the side menu
  3. Scroll down to “Send Feedback”
  4. Tap “Edit the map”
  5. Tap the road segment you want to edit
  6. Tap “Next”
  7. Suggest the changes for the road you selected (Name, Incorrectly drawn, One-way/two-way, Closed, or Private)
  8. Tap Send

 RoadEdits_screen1.png  RoadEdits_screen2.png  RoadEdits_screen3.png  RoadEdits_screen4.png

Look for more announcements in the future, including the ability to report a missing road, report issues on a full route, and further down the line, report more complex attributes like real-time closures and events.

 

We’re excited to hear your feedback on this first step as we improve the road editing process in Google Maps, working towards our goal of assisting everyone as they navigate the world around them.



Waiting for iOS 

 

Level 7

Waiting for iOS updat

Level 8

@CorrieDONE OF THE IMORTANT NEWS , BUT I DON'T TRY YET .....

Level 10

I think this is just a better feedback tool for roads. Will there be a tool to add new roads? It doesn't look like...

Level 8

CorrieD, огромное спасибо , очень нужная информация ...

Level 6

Hi @CorrieD, I am getting the same issue as a few others @АндрійД. It is not yet available in Ukraine (and aparently in Egypt too).

Can we get a list of countries which have this feature available and contries which will have this feature made available soon?

 

Thanks!

Level 8

This works and seems great in US, but it doesn't in Japan same as Map Maker.

I hope that will work in future.

Level 10

This is awesome. I think it is a great idea to introduce for Level 5 guides. More features! 

I feel that the new moderation/edit functions are quite spread out all over the app though, discovery would be a problem if not for your posts I would never realise it was there.


Last edited was today, but it's only reporting not feel real edit, please let us know if edit edit is applied or not applied.. Please answer  our question too

Level 8

Thank for this! Also, I found a bug.

How to reproduce:

1. select some road

2. switch to earth mode

3. select road again

4. roll in for streat view

5. something happened and you will see this:Buggy mapsBuggy maps

 

Level 8

Would be very cool if i'd add roads

Connect Moderator

Awesome. this is a cool feature in Google Maps.

 

map.jpg

 

I love the new options, particularly highlight issues

 

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Level 7

Finally we start to see the integration of map marker with Maps. thanks @CorrieD :)

Level 8

A long awaited update. This is awesome! Thank you so much @CorrieD 

Level 5

Thanks a lot @CorrieD! A long-awaited function finally arrives!

thank you for information!

Level 5

it's still not available in my area.

Level 6

Great !

Level 3

Problem: When selecting the road, all of the bicycle mapping layer dissappears into the pink highlighting, which is usually what I want to edit. You're going to have to think about that going forward.

Level 7

Hope we can have the same within iOS echosystem soon.

Level 9

Дорога отправлена на модерацию. И уже 2 дня без изменений.

Level 5
Very helpful function! But, unfortunately, it doesn't work in my region (Vinnitsya, Ukraine)