How to plot missing routes on Google Maps

As much as Google Maps is, it’s not infallible. New places and routes are emerging all the time, and sometimes they are overlooked. You can help Google Maps and the community by plotting the missing roads yourself.

Just like adding a missing place, anyone can draw the missing routes on the map, but that doesn’t mean they will be accepted. Google will validate your extension before making it publicly available. Let’s get started.

Related: How to add a missing place to Google Maps

You can add a place using a web browser on your Windows, Mac, and Linux computer. go to the Google Maps site to begin with.

Google Maps site

Click the hamburger menu icon in the search box.

Open the menu

Select “Edit Map” from the sidebar.

Choose "Edit the map."

Next, select “Add or Repair a Route”.

Choose "Add or fix a route."

Use the mouse to move the map and click “Add Road” when you find the place.

click "Add a route" When I found the place.

First, enter the name of the missing road and select the type of road.

Enter the name of the missing road and select the type of road.

Then click all the way to draw the path. When finished, select “Review and Submit”.

Draw the path and choose "review and submit."

Select Submit to confirm your addition.

Choose "Provides."

Thats all about it! And rightly so, Google offers great protection for its map data, so don’t be surprised if your addition gets rejected. Don’t try to add all the methods provided you don’t.

Related: How to create a custom map in Google Maps

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