We were issued a 911 address when we built our building approximately 3 years ago.

When you go to google maps and google earth and put our address it incorrectly pulls up in town. The correct placement for our address is gps point: 39.006197, -89.149019. The frustrating thing is that I have updated our address through google business and when you physically make the map go to our location and do a right here and select whats here - Our correct address of 544 IL 185 Vandalia, IL 62471 as well as our business came comes up.

Is there anyway that you can get the search connected so that it will come up correctly when someone needs to use a gps to find us?

  • You may check out some of the resources on the website gps.gov/support/user/mapfix But basically, for most commercial GPS & web-maps, you're going to have to manually submit a correction somehow. For example, in this case you may want to not just submit via Google business listing, but also submit correction on the address and/or road segment via the google map Send Feedback mechanism (search for address, then click Send Feedback in bottom right corner of map). – John Oct 12 '18 at 21:04
  • @MES go to google.com/maps/place/544+IL-185,+Vandalia,+IL+62471,+USA/… and right click the map > select > "Report a data problem" (you will need to sign in to send google map team a data fix request) this can take up to a year to be verified. – Mapperz Oct 12 '18 at 21:26
  • I have asked the google maps team directly twitter.com/mapperz/status/1050860808907833344 – Mapperz Oct 12 '18 at 21:29

You can submit edits for things like this, and they are often reviewed and applied within a few days, though sometimes it takes longer.

  1. Go to maps.google.com
  2. Search for your address
  3. Click "send feedback" in the bottom right of the map.
  4. Select the option for "Suggest an edit to your address"
  5. Check the box where it says "Location... Marker is placed incorrectly on the map"
  6. Drag the marker to the correct location.
  7. Click the blue Submit button.

Note: You might need to be logged in to do this.

  • This is the only solution as it stands, but Google will not acknowledge it. I've been sending corrections for my address for 2 years now, and it is still located in the wrong location. – cj5 Feb 25 '20 at 18:09

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