Google Map Maker returns to India and 44 other nations

Washington : Google has released its Map Maker app to 45 more countries including the US, UK and India.

According to the Verge, Map Maker allows anybody to make changes to geography and listings on Google Maps which is helpful for keeping local maps up to date but leaves a lot of room for abuse. Map Maker was shut down in May after a series of embarrassing user edits began showing up on the public Google Maps.

Google is now leaning on community moderators in every area that it reopens to.

Google now has regional leads in each country that it reopens to keep an eye on things, looking to keep any would-be vandals at bay.

Also, the company has disabled one of Map Makers’ shape editing tools taking away a major method for abusing the system.

Earlier this month, Map Maker began opening again in a limited fashion. The service is now available in over 50 countries. (ANI)