How to Hide Your House on Google Maps

#1
Here are the directions to hide your house on Street View Google Maps.

From: http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/10/30/how-to-hide-your-house-from-google-maps/


How to Hide Your House

The bad news is that there is no way to keep your address off of Google Maps. The good news is that you can get Google to blur out your property so Google Maps users will not see it. Here’s the process which is outlined at Google.

How to get your property blurred:

• Go to Google Maps and type in your address
• Bring up the street view of your property
• Look to the bottom right hand corner of the screen you should see an Icon Labeled: “report a problem.â€
• Click on “report a problem.â€
• You will get a page labeled “report inappropriate street view.â€
• Look for the words “Privacy Concerns†and click on them.
• If you want your house blurred, click on “my house.†Then choose the option: “I have a picture of my house and would like it blurred.â€
• Adjust the image and show Google which part of the photo needs blurred.
• Type the verification code at the bottom of the page into the box provided and click submit.
• Check back in a few days to see if the image has been blurred.

You can also get license plates and faces blurred. For example, if you want a picture of your business on Google Maps but don’t want the license plate number of your vehicle parked in front on Google, you can get that blurred. You can also get your car blurred out as well if you want.
Google wants you to report license plate numbers and faces that aren’t blurred so it can blur them out. This
process does seem to work, and it is free.
 
#3
Re: Hide your house view on Google

Great tip. I never knew it was possible to hide the view of your house on Google. Potential thieves could use it to scope out a place in advance - why make it any easier for them?