If you still remember the incident when the Android mascot was found urinating on the Apple logo last month, then you will definitely be thinking that what Google did to avoid that kind of prank.
And here is the answer. Google has finally suspended its Google Map Maker service which allowed a user to post such content on Google map without the company’s consent.
Announcing this suspension of Google Map Maker on Google Product forum, Google’s product manger (Google Map Maker) Pavithra Kanakarajan posted, “We have hence decided to temporarily disable editing across all countries starting Tuesday, May 12, 2015, till we have our moderation system back in action. This will be a temporary situation and one that we hope to come out of as soon as possible.”
Google’s decision to bring down the Google Map Maker was taken forcefully as the company had to stop the auto approval option to avoid the incident that took place on Pakistan map. With the auto approval suspended the entire load of approval was shifted to the manual process. Google receives huge number of submissions and edits every day and checking everything manually leads to a pile of backlog.
To avoid growing number of backlogs and map makers waiting for their edit finally going into the Google Map, the company decided to suspend the Map Maker service until it finds a reliable approval mechanism.