Google Maps Showing Adult Images From Panoramio

Feb 12, 2009 • 9:37 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Yesterday, we reported that Google's Local Business Center was injected by escort services in the Google Maps results (by the way, it is still there). Today, I spotted a thread in Google Maps Help thread with a complaint from a person who lives in Ave Maria, Florida that an adult-like image shows up in the "Explore this area" section of Google Maps for a search on Ave Maria, Florida.

Here is a screen shot:

Google Maps Offensive Adult Images

When you click on that image, it shows up larger in the map:

Google Maps Offensive Adult Images

It is here where you see that it is from Panoramio and the quick solution is to report that image as inappropriate in Panoramio.

So a proud city member is upset that this woman's underpants shows up for her city in Google Maps. I can understand that.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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