The search giant had suspended the service in May after discovering the prank. The incident and increase in overall spam submissions for map edits forced Google to manually review all edit and suspend the service for a while.
#Android logo #Google #Google Maps #Map Maker After figuring out to keep track of erroneous edits and turn more responsibility for edits, it brought on board what are called as a ‘regional leads,’ who are nominated by Google to review edits in their area, backed by Google's automated moderation systems, ZDNet reports.
Now the map editing tool is back in 51 countries, including US, UK, India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, among others, with a new structure to better moderate community edits. The new structure disables the polygon editing feature, which the pranksters had abused to create the peeing Android. Map Maker users can now only edit names on polygons, rather than the polygons themselves.
Users in other nations won’t be able to access it until Google finds new regional leads, which are selected based on the history and quality of their contributions to Google Maps and the Map Maker community.
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