Place labels on Google Maps

Place labels are a feature of Google Maps that surfaces great content such as landmarks, businesses, and tourist attractions on our base map data. To see place labels on Google Maps, zoom in to a level similar to what is shown below.


All of the icons in our base map data are clickable, allowing you to find out more information about each place.

The place labels shown on Google Maps are determined algorithmically based on a large number of factors. One factor these algorithms consider is the accuracy of the business information and the richness of the content associated with the business. 

Verifying your business improves the chances that your business will display with a place label. 

If you see a place label that is in the wrong location or that contains incorrect information, you can report a problem. It may take up to one month for any reported issues to be fixed, so thanks in advance for your patience.

Building names

You may also see building names displayed with their own icons. Building names are drawn from sources outside of Google My Business and can't be edited or merged with your business listing. You can check to see if a building name is editable by clicking on it. If you don't see options like "Claim this business" or "Suggest an edit", then the building name can't be modified. 

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