FAQs about Reviews

I’m new to Map Maker, can I still review edits?

Yes! Your local knowledge is appreciated whether you’ve submitted 1 edit or 10,000 edits.

How do I get started reviewing?

Learn more about how you can review edits here.

How many reviews do I need to have my change approved?

Whether an edit gets approved depends on a lot of factors, including how sensitive the data being changed is, how trusted the editor is, and how trusted the reviewer(s) are. The more successful, high quality edits and reviews you make, the more trusted you will become.

Who will approve my edits?

Your edits are moderated by the Regional Leads of that region. This may take some time. Learn how to contact your regional lead. If your edit shows "This edit requires Google moderation", our team of Google reviewers are looking into it. Once approved, you'll see your changes on Google Maps within a few hours.

I don't see anything to review in the left panel. What do I do?

There may not be anything to review right now in this area of the map. If you’re viewing changes in the current map view, you can click and drag the map to a different area to find features. If you’re reviewing in a neighborhood or you’re having difficulty finding edits in the map view, try selecting a different neighborhood. Learn more on how to add neighborhoods.

I reviewed an edit. Why is it still pending?

Sometimes an edit requires multiple votes before it’s published on maps. It also goes through the regional lead of that region. Fill this form if you want to become a Regional Lead.

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