Four months ago, Google Map Maker looked like a promising tool for editing local business listings. As of today, the community mapping service is suspended.
Google disabled Map Maker after numerous prank map edits and fake listing entries. Responding to these spam attacks, the Map Maker team announced, “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.”
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