(crossposted/editied from the Hawaii forum)
I thought it might be useful to share some guidance on correcting the external search engines Waze uses in point-of-interest searches. According to the Wiki, when you're searching for a specific street address, Waze gets that from Google. But a POI search, in which the Wazer types in the actual business or other location as a destination, Waze results could come from Google, Yelp, YP or Foursquare. Corrections need to be submitted to those services.
First step for all of them is to sign up for an account at each site (or, in the case of Yelp, to get the free app) in order to submit corrections.
Here's my understanding of how to approach each database. Feel free to add in any of your experience. Maybe this will be the start of a new addition to the Wiki.
Google Maps (maps.google.com)
After a search for the address or the point of interest, the result displays on the left, with a row of links to further options below it. Click the "more" link and choose the "Move marker" option. You will then get a page where the bouncing marker can be moved to the correct location on the map. The "submit" button is above the map.
Yellow Pages (YP.com)
Searching for the POI will bring up a result or a list; click on the selection. This will take you to the location page. On the left will be the "business details"; below these you'll see the option to "improve business info." Make any text corrections there, then click on the "Location" tab near the top. There, you can zoom in on the map and move the marker to the correct location.
This database is correctable either with the app or at the website (foursquare.com). At the site, search for the location and select it from the list. (Or, if it's missing from the list, you can click the "Add a new place to foursquare" link.) Below the location heading, click the "Suggest an edit" link.
All the changes can be made on that page, including moving the marker on the map at right.
On the app, the "Suggest an edit" link appears at the very bottom of the location listing.
You can verify whether or not Yelp has the location correct on its website, but I've found no way there to submit an edit.
However, if you download the app and sign in, you can search there for it. Click the location in the list, and on the location page, tap the little share/send logo (the box with the arrow coming out of it) on the right side of the red bar across the top. Select the "Edit Business" option from that list. Tap the address under the "Address and Map Location" option in the middle of the list. You can edit the text, and then tap the Map Location tab at the top. Then move the map until the locator pin lines up with the right spot.
I also think it's worth adding/correcting the street number (the "house number") on the WME map.
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