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Nathan_in_DC

Google MapMaker - Fixing Google Maps

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Has anyone here used or taken part in Google's MapMaker project? They've opened it up so that individuals can make fixes, edits and additions to Google Maps. For instance, if a street doesn't match up to the satellite view, if a building or location is being mapped incorrectly, or if a street has been closed off, you can now fix it. I've been playing with it for a while in my free time as a bit of a hobby that strokes my unhealthy obsession with cartography, getting to the point where they made me a regional expert for Pennsylvania and Tennessee (basically, a minor admin that gives me higher authority in reviewing edits of other users and more leeway in making edits of my own).

Anyway, it can be found at http://mapmaker.google.com. Let me know if you need any guidance or tips or need any edits approved.

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I might get around to doing that. I use GoogleMaps on almost a daily basis to take "virtual" trips around the country (at present, making my way through South Carolina). I cringe at the number of errors I spot with respect to locating buildings (historic, etc.) or even businesses that don't match up with their locations on the maps.

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