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How To Ensure Your Home Is Easily Located On GPS (And What To Do When It Isn’t)

How To Ensure Your Home Is Easily Located On GPS
It can be incredibly frustrating when guests can’t find your home using their GPS. You’ve provided them with the correct address, but their GPS is leading them in circles and they still can’t make it to your house. You’re stuck trying to verbally direct them while they drive or feeling helpless as they ask random strangers for help. It’s a frustrating experience for both parties and it can put a damper on the stay. Read below for ways to improve your guest’s arrival experience.

1. Make sure to enter your address accurately: Before submitting your address to Google Maps, take a moment to ensure that it is correct and complete. This can include double-checking the spelling, abbreviations, hyphens, and other details of your address.

Make sure to enter your address accurately
Ensure that Google sees your house number

2. Ensure that Google sees your house number: For maximum accuracy, have your house number visible from the street. This will allow Google to accurately pinpoint your exact location.

3. Submit your address to confirm accuracy: When you enter your address into Google Maps, a confirmation window will pop up to make sure that you entered the correct information. Check this window carefully before confirming that your address is correct. 

Submit your address to confirm accuracy
Add your address to other map services

4. Add your address to other map services: In addition to Google Maps, your address should also be added to other popular online mapping services such as MapQuest and Apple Maps. This will help improve the accuracy of your location across different platforms.

5. Use an area landmark to locate your house: If you experience difficulty finding your home on Google Maps, use an area landmark as a reference point. This can be anything from a nearby store to a recognizable natural landmark to help pinpoint where your house is located.

Use an area landmark to locate your house