Google Maps has been shrunk our entire planet surface into digital maps that now can be accessed by smartphone and computer. This Google’s subdivision company collaborate with the local government to integrate specific object on the map, including road, building, airport, business center, and much more.
Unfortunately, much false information spread over the maps and create further disambiguation. For example, I’ve been lives in my current home for years, but Google provides a wrong road name that confuses neighborhood.
There’s no doubt that Google Maps has poured millions of dollar to gives accurate information. But doesn’t mean their efforts are without flaws. As a user, Google is giving us a way to change the name of the selected object based on our knowledge.
How to Change Wrong Road Name on Google Maps
A short guide to change the wrong road name on Google Maps:
- Open the Maps, select the icon menu
- Select Send Feedback
- Select Wrong Information
- Suggest the actual road name and the reason, then Submit
- Wait until Google approves your report via email
A complete guide to change wrong road name on Google Maps:
1. First, open the Google Maps app or go to the Google Maps page. Then, click the three horizontal lines icon.
2. After the menu list open, select Send feedback.
3. In this scenario, choose Wrong information option. However, you can add a missing place or missing road as well.
4. Select the road that you intend to rename, fill the actual road name and the reason why you wanted to change the name. Next, click Submit.
5. Your feedback has sent, Google will review the report and give you an update if the change has been made.
This is an example of a report that was reviewed by Google Maps team, and they approved my submission. They corrected the road name as I requested.
The process until got approved may vary depending on the job queue. I ever got feedback less than three days, but I also ever waiting for weeks and got rejected.
Google begins the review based on report number on the same site/building/object. The more people complain about the information, the faster Google fix will the name. So, you’d better be patient or try to invite some neighbor to roll the reports.
Some tricks you can follow to get approved
- Say yourself has lived around there for a long period of time
- You can submit an actual street sign photo
- Some proof like government document would likely get accepted
- Ask neighbor report the error