Google Map Maker Has Officially Reopened In Six Countries

Aug 11, 2015 • 8:00 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Maps

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Pavithra Kanakarajan, a Product Manager on the Google Map Maker announced in the Google Map Maker Help forums that Google Map Maker has reopened in six countries yesterday. This was expected to happen this month and it has.

Pavithra Kanakarajan said the countries participating in the Google Map Maker editing includes Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, Philippines and Ukraine. She added that Map Maker will open up in phases in other countries over the coming weeks.

She also mentioned to large changes from the past method:

  • Regional Leads in every country will be able to moderate: As announced earlier, we have selected mappers in each country as “Regional Leads” to moderate edits done by other mappers in their respective regions. These are users who have demonstrated a clear interest in mapping their areas and will be helpful in moderating edits made by you.
  • Polygon editing will be unavailable: We have temporarily disabled the ability to add or edit geometries of polygons. You will, however, be able to edit other attributes such as names on polygonal features

Want to be a regional lead? Fill out this form.

This is the start of a new Google Map Maker!

Forum discussion at Google Map Maker Help.

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