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  • Google to shut down Map Maker, its crowdsourced map editing tool

    Google to shut down Map Maker, its crowdsourced map editing tool

    Since 2008, Google has run an online tool called Map Maker that allows anyone worldwide to contribute data to Google Maps. Now, that tool is shutting down. The company announced today in its online forum for the project that the Google Map Maker service, as a standalone product, is retiring in March 2017. However, crowdsourced contributions to Google Maps are not ending, the company… Read More

  • Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks

    Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks

    After a series of spam attacks and other obscene edits, Google has temporarily taken its crowdsourced map editing tool Map Maker offline. The online tool has, for years, allowed those in countries without detailed maps to be able to add various details and points of interest to Google Maps, like new roads or parks, for example. Read More

  • With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea

    With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea

    Google Maps is not only a strong product, it’s a strong platform. With its Map Maker tool, people from around the world can participate in making Google’s maps more detailed, accurate and up-to-date. This is exactly what happened for North Korea’s maps, Google announced today. Google’s Senior Product Manager of Map Maker, Jayanth Mysore, discussed what went into these… Read More

  • Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members

    Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members

    One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there’s a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better. Basically, when a road closes, or something is incorrect, there are tools via Map Maker that let them report it. It involves the community in ways that serve both sides of the fence. Today, the Google Maps team has announce a bit of a… Read More