Back in 2008, Google has launched its Map Maker service as a way to improve and update the existing Google Maps data for all users. Fast forward to 2017, the California-based company has pulled the plug but its essence is being transferred so that we may still use it.
Google mentions that they have started to ‘graduate functionality from Map Maker to Google Maps.’ This basically means that the integral features of Map Maker are being carried over to Google Maps and is accessible for both desktop and mobile.
Some of the key editing features in Google Maps include adding a place, editing information about a place, sharing more details, and editing road segments.
Google won’t stop there and will still continue to add more editing features all within Google Maps. So, in a way, the passionate community that has been updating data will still be able to do so.
Google Map Maker has officially closed last March 31, 2017.