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Submitting New portals
02-01-2013, 05:18 AM
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Submitting New portals
Ingress launched with many portals through out the world. But the development team behind the game basically just added everything that’s listed on hmdb.org, which is the Historical Marker Database. So existing portals will include Post offices, Fire stations, statues, historical buildings, etc. Now for most people that means you’ll need to travel a bit to find some portals, I am one of those people. But luckily you can submit new portals to Niantic Labs to be added to the game.

As a general rule of thumb, new portals should have the following:
Should be safe and accessible to the public
Example types of objects:
Statues
Unique architecture
Outdoor murals
Historic buildings
Special outdoor buildings
Unique local businesses

Now to submit new portals, simply follow the instructions laid out below:
Make sure your GPS on camera app is enabled (Open Camera > Settings > Store location >ON; you may also need to turn on Settings > Location services > Share Picture Location, if available).
Snap a photo with your Android phone with the standard camera app
Select the Share option for the photo
Share to NIA Super Ops (with the Ingress logo)
Enter a proposed title for the Portal and touch OK.
This prepares an email to our Niantic Ops team with the photo and location of the object.
Send the email.
Our operations team will review the picture and object location and then add it to the game database if it meets our general criteria for Portals.

So as you can see it’s actually quite easy to do. But it’ll take quite a while for these new portals to pop up on the map. Niantic Labs warn that it’ll take about 2-3 weeks to approve these new portals, then another 2-3 weeks for it to go live once approved. Which means you can expect new portals to pop up 4-6 weeks after you submit them.
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02-02-2013, 06:52 AM
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RE: Submitting New portals
First of all, I've configured the Picture location on my android phone. And then I went around in my city for submitting places. It was funny because I went to squares and monuments just to take a pic and send the email to google.

When you install the ingress app, it adds some features on camera app, so you can easily submit your email with attached image.

Having portals near home is a good way to acquire precious items every day.

Good luck!
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02-02-2013, 06:33 PM
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RE: Submitting New portals
I've also submitted a couple of portals. My impression is that Ingress game started with locations on Panoramio. But we all know that Panoramio is not complete, or some places could not "be real".. I mean that maybe instead of a famous square, now there is a portal on the road, where there is nothing to recognize.
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02-04-2013, 02:52 AM
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RE: Submitting New portals
Yeah, I also try to submit a few, but I fear here in Croatia they won't do it so soon or won't pay much attention to it. Well how know I hope they will, I hope for the best
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05-20-2014, 10:46 PM
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RE: Submitting New portals
I have submitted a few portals for the game. Portals are few in my neighborhood and I've been having to drive to other locations to get to them. Features in the nearby park, such as the baseball fields, rec center, basketball and tennis court are fair game as well as spots on the walking trail. I also submitted nearby businesses and restaurants. These spots are all easily accessable and safe. I hope they get approved!

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03-09-2015, 11:41 PM
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RE: Submitting New portals
(05-20-2014 10:46 PM)Solo45 Wrote:  I have submitted a few portals for the game. Portals are few in my neighborhood and I've been having to drive to other locations to get to them. Features in the nearby park, such as the baseball fields, rec center, basketball and tennis court are fair game as well as spots on the walking trail. I also submitted nearby businesses and restaurants. These spots are all easily accessable and safe. I hope they get approved!

Isn't there something about not being able to upload businesses or restaurants due to advertising issues or something? I could be wrong but i thought that Niantics wanted people to focus on the historic/art kind of stuff, did your portals end up getting approved at all?
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04-29-2015, 09:10 PM (This post was last modified: 04-29-2015 09:11 PM by Kanan.)
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RE: Submitting New portals
http://www.mitmoradabad.edu.in/registeronline.html

http://www.mitmoradabad.edu.in/registeronline.html
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04-30-2015, 11:37 PM
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RE: Submitting New portals
(03-09-2015 11:41 PM)Clydethatcher Wrote:  
(05-20-2014 10:46 PM)Solo45 Wrote:  I have submitted a few portals for the game. Portals are few in my neighborhood and I've been having to drive to other locations to get to them. Features in the nearby park, such as the baseball fields, rec center, basketball and tennis court are fair game as well as spots on the walking trail. I also submitted nearby businesses and restaurants. These spots are all easily accessable and safe. I hope they get approved!

Isn't there something about not being able to upload businesses or restaurants due to advertising issues or something? I could be wrong but i thought that Niantics wanted people to focus on the historic/art kind of stuff, did your portals end up getting approved at all?

We have plenty of businesses and restaurants as portals here. I even submitted my place of work as a portal. Niantic does want places of interest.

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