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Adding Missing Public Places to Google Maps for a Better iNaturalist Experience

By Zac Cota

Has this ever happened to you? You go to post observations you made at your local park. You search for the name of the park under the "Where where you?" heading only to find it doesn't exist. You now have to find the location yourself which can be more time consuming. Because iNaturalist uses Google for its locations, if a place isn't in the Google Maps system, you won't be able to use it on iNaturalist. This makes posting more time consuming and perhaps less precise. Over the past week I have been adding my favorite public places into Google Maps, and you can too! The process is simple.

Go into Google Maps. In the search box, type in the name, town and state of the place you want to add. If it is not in the system, a link will drop down prompting you to "Add a missing business or landmark to Google Maps". Once you click the link a marker will appear which you can move to the exact location. You will also have to provide the name, address, and category of ...more ↓

Posted on October 05, 2015 09:16 AM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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