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Google Map Maker graduates to Google Maps

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Since 2008, the Google Map Maker community has edited and moderated millions of features to improve the Google Maps experience for users worldwide. The Google Maps team took notice and, beginning with adding and editing places, started to bring Map Maker capabilities to our desktop and mobile products to make it easier for more users to keep their communities up to date while at home or on the go. These changes have empowered many more users to update the places they care about, view the status of their edits, and moderate other users’ edits. But, we have some updates to share. Today, we want to let you know that Google Map Maker features will officially graduate and be integrated directly into Google Maps in March 2017 when we’ll retire the standalone Map Maker product.

 

This update will enable us to focus on providing the best editing and moderation experience within Google Maps on both desktop and on mobile. We’ll continue to roll out new features to make sure you’re able to do most of the things you’ve grown accustomed to doing in Map Maker – like edit roads – leading up to March 2017 and after.

 

Starting today, edits made on Google Maps will no longer be available for moderation on Map Maker. This will allow us to streamline our efforts, speeding up the time for an edit to get published. We will continue posting updates here on the Map Maker Help Forum and on LocalGuidesConnect.com as we bring more features into Google Maps.

 

To keep contributing your local knowledge to Google Maps and engage with a passionate community of likeminded individuals, we invite you to join the Local Guides program where you can earn points, unlock rewards for submitting edits and other information, and get early access to new Google Maps features.  

 

We’ve greatly appreciated your contributions to Google Maps over the years and hope you will continue to update the world around you.

 

Thank you,

The Google Map Maker Team


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Marissa Nordahl, Community Manager, Google My Business
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Hi, I was wondering if someone can help me. This is an ongoing problem I have been having. I own the trademark for DIAL A BOTTLE within Canada and the US. There are a few people impersonating my company and confusing my customers into ordering from them. Is there some way these listings can be removed from maps? I have tried reporting them and Google tells me the listings are verified. They keep using my name. Here are the links:

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dial+a+Bottle+Downtown/@43.5801496,-80.8935144,7z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m...

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Always+-+DIAL+A+BOTTLE+-+Toronto/@43.5362971,-80.8936073,7z/data=!...

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pete's+Dial+A+Bottle/@43.4924479,-80.8937002,7z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!...

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4A+Dial+a+Bottle/@43.4486021,-80.8937931,7z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdi...

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Toronto+Dial+A+Bottle/@43.4047599,-80.8938862,7z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1...

 

 

Google Map Maker graduates to Google Maps

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@Glen V
This would be better as a separate thread in the forum, rather than tacking on the end of this announcement.  
The listings are indeed verified so it appears these businesses are legit. Given they are service area businesses, the digging I can do is limited.
If you have evidence they are not legit businesses, please start your own thread with the details.
Given they're involved with alcohol, is there some form of business licensing or registration required?
Is the name trademarked?  If so you can report that as a trademark infringement issue - https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420


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Those are legit local businesses, different than yours. And it is not a TM infringement because they are all unique on their names. Nothing you can do about it. 

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Bonjour,

Je viens juste d'obtenir l'agrément Google Street View trusted, j'ai plusieurs questions, car plusieurs choses sont confuses.

 

Y a t-il des formations ou des forums spécifiques pour utiliser au mieux les applications dédiées comme par exemple street view et google Maps) orienté  trusted ?

 

Comment fait-on après avoir fait l'assemblage des photo 360 d'une entreprise et générer une visite virtuelle,  pour l'intégrer à Google My business et lier la visite  Google street view ? Pour le moment je passe par la fiche publique avec ajout de photos. Mais cela n'apparait pas en tant que visite virtuelle intérieur.

Est ce que le fait de mettre les photos dans la zone "Photos prises en intérieur" génère la vignette intérieur ?

Comment obtenir la visite depuis la fiche google Mybusiness depuis la vignette "interieur"

 

Par avance merci de votre retour

 

Bien cordialement

 

vincent vidoni