Add a line

Use these steps to add roads, rivers, railways, flyover/underpasses, ferry boat lines and trails/paths.

Step 1: Make your changes

  1. Click Add New on top left of the viewport.
  2. Select Add roads, rivers and railways from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the type of the feature you'd like to draw.
  4. Click and place the nodes in exact alignment with the satellite imagery.
  5. Click Done or press Enter to finish.
  6. Enter the details in the left hand panel and click Save.

Step 2: Tell us how it relates to the map

After you've finished drawing, you might be prompted to specify whether your road is new or an extension of an existing road:

  • Select Create a new road if your feature is new.
  • Select Extend the road if you’ve drawn an extension, a road will be created with the same name and details as of the original. Learn more about extending a line.

Best practices

  • Don’t overshoot/undershoot: The road addition should properly intersect with the connecting road as per the satellite imagery.
  • When you add features that are not visible in satellite imagery, ensure to add a comment justifying its existence. 
  • If there is no satellite imagery you can use your own KML data to map an area. Learn more on using overlays.
  • Add airstrips, runways, and two buildings connected by an elevated pedestrian walkway as places instead of lines.