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Places you can't add to the map

There are types of places you can’t add to the map. These places include:

Type Examples
Non-fixed locations
  • Businesses closed "temporarily" for more than 2 weeks
  • Illegal businesses in the specific country/state
  • Places for rent or sale
  • Seasonal businesses without a permanent, recurring location
  • Temporary, one-time events
  • Vacation homes without permanent onsite management
  • Adult Entertainment services (if illegal in the country)
Non-permanent listings
  • Meeting places
  • Potholes
Non-physical presence
  • Hotlines
  • Online-only businesses
  • Service area businesses listing addresses without a permanent physical address/closed to the public (e.g. cleaning services)
Private listings and premises
  • Celebrity homes
  • Your home
Non-public
  • Details about military/sensitive establishments such as: ammunition bases, missile depots, military barracks or nuclear power plants that are not publicly known or can't be found on an official or government website.

Note: Unnamed buildings are permitted on Maps.

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