Google map maker which has being around since 2008 are transferring their functionalities to Google Maps, so this isn’t really a big loss for the company and the users who have contributed to making their neighborhoods, cities, and communities part of the whole digital global map.
It was enumerated that the key editing features that were previously in Map Maker are now available in Google Maps. This includes adding a place, editing info about places, adding more details about the place, moderating edits, viewing the status of your edits, and even editing road segments. More features will be added later on until Google Maps becomes fully functional as a Map Maker replacement.
One of the problem of Map Maker for Google is due to poor moderation which led to some politically incorrect and inaccurate edits being added. Hopefully, this time around with Google Maps, they’ve already fixed that problem so that there will be no repeat incidents and that those who are really interested in helping out the community will be able to properly do their “job”,
The Local Guides Program is something that you can join if you’re really passionate about helping to add your local knowledge to Google Maps. You will be able to earn points for every contribution, unlock rewards.