In a recent comment Jeffrey Manger noted that “FYI the Mapmaker interface totally blows. What a confusing, ineffective, waste of my time. Maybe there is written instructions in a booklet somewhere on how to actually use this thing.”
I totally agree that the standard MapMaker interface is a total kludge. Only the most persistent and geeky can find their way around there. But there is a new, simplified MapMaker interface being rolled out in Canada that makes editing directly into MapMaker much easier.
You can see this interface by finding the G+Local page for any Canadian business and selecting the “Report a problem” link. It will take you to the simplified MapMaker front end with this new interface. The URL contains a ton of unnecessary code.
To use this interface to edit a US business take a simplified version of the url:
and substitue the CID of your local business for the CID above and you will gain access to an interface that is functional and simple enough for us marketers. 🙂An Easier MapMaker Interface by Mike Blumenthal