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