Hi all, after reading this thread we think it’d be a good thing to share with you our next steps on crowdsourcing the merchant database :
So far we’ve been asking you to type your suggestions into a tiny little textbox and we very well know that’s not enough. So we’re building a fully fledged Google Places search for you to actually find the exact place where the transaction happened (eventually that search will transparently incorporate other databases, Foursquare, TripAdvisor, Yelp, local providers based on location, etc.).
Unfortunately there are merchants that don’t even appear on Google Maps. For those we’re going to let you add them manually. Everything is now properly structured so if you are a data hardcore you can even give us the exact location
This is just another step on the right direction. We know we still need to work but we think this will help us to close that gap and encourage you to send more corrections and get better data.
Please let us know what you think. Are we missing something? Do you usually send corrections to other platforms (Google Maps, etc.)?