Add a place

Add businesses, establishments, and certain types of buildings and boundaries to the map. Before adding a place, first search to make sure it doesn't already exist on the map.

Add a place

  1. Open Map Maker.
  2. Click Add New in top left.
  3. Select Add a Place from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Satellite view and zoom in to the appropriate location. Drop the marker on top of the building, close to the region where your place exists.
  5. Select a category from the drop-down menu, or start typing in the box to search for a category. Enter the name of the feature in the Name field.
  6. Click Continue to add more details in the left panel. You can discard your edit by selecting Cancel.
  7. Add details in the left hand panel. Select Building/Ground and associate the place with the appropriate building/ground.
  8. Enter the details and click Save to add your place.

Best Practices

  • Once you add a place, Map Maker might prompt you with a list of possible duplicates. If the place you want to add is already present in this list, select the duplicate item and click Continue.
  • Don't add P.O. Box numbers, as they're not the physical address of the business or feature.
  • If the building or ground you want to associate the business with is not mapped, add the building or ground outline separately and, once your edit is published, associate it with the business.
  • Buildings and grounds can be named only if they are called by specific name. Otherwise, leave these unnamed.
  • Businesses / establishments shouldn’t be left unnamed.

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