Google Maps New Feature Will Allow Users to Draw, Rename Missing Roads

Tech giant Google is finally about to update its map editing experience so users can add missing streets and realign, rename, or delete wrong ones.

According to a Google blog post, the new experience called “drawing” is similar to using the line tool in Microsoft Paint. This new updated tool will be rolled out in more than 80 countries in the coming months.

Currently, if a user tries to add a missing street, all they can do is drop a pin where the street is supposed to be and enter the street name to send that information to Google. The aim of the new tool would be not only to add missing roads, but also to make corrections, e.g. B. specify the name or the direction of a street.

It’s obvious that Google continues to monitor the fixes to make sure they’re correct. After submitting a change, Google will display a screen warning that a bike lane should not be marked as a road or that someone should create a road that should harm people. The same screen also states that it will take approximately seven days for the company to review the submission.

According to the blog post, Google Maps is also getting a new feature called “Photo Updates” that allows users to share small details about a location without having to leave a full review. Within the app, it is possible to add pictures of a location and to display current photos with text excerpts that have been submitted by others.

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