Can a person’s home address be blocked from Google Maps?
For example, if someone needed directions to that address, can the resident make the address incapable of getting directions on Google Maps. Since a resident can get a P.O. Box, I was wondering if there are also options when a resident is uncomfortable with their address being easily traceable by a GPS.
- DEBSLv 71 month ago
An address is public. Google is only displaying what anyone could always have done with a paper map or public records. If you don't want people to know your address, then you protect that by getting a PO Box and using that for all communications. There is no way you can block someone from typing in an address.
Also consider that if a person knew your address and couldn't find it, all they would have to do is type in an address on the same street to figure out where your blocked number actually was.
- PLv 71 month ago
There are ways to do remove the street view picture of your house, but you can't remove the actual address. Physical addresses are available in 100 different places that have nothing to do with Google. In my experience even when google had trouble with an address it's easy to just enter a neighboring address and then physically look for it when you get close. You can also look people up using real estate tax records and plot maps usually provided online. There's no true privacy anymore so you might as well get used to living with it rather than waste your time and money taking extraordinary measures that wouldn't actually end up preventing anyone from finding you with minimal effort.
- 1 month ago
You can file a request with Google and get a court order. It should cost you about $2500.