Google Map maker is an online tool by google that allows anyone to contribute to Google map. The company has decided to take this tool offline.
Google announced today in his online forum for the project that the Google Map Maker service, as a standalone product, is retiring in March 2017. However, crowdsourced contributions to Google Maps are not ending, the company noted. Instead, you can use to Google’s Local Guides program to contribute.
“Google Map Maker features will officially graduate. We will integrate it directly into Google Maps in March 2017, when we’ll retire the standalone Map Maker product.”
Map Maker offers an expanded feature set, including the ability to edit roads, for example. Its unique feature set will be merged with Local Guides in preparation for the March 2017 shutdown, as well as after Map Maker is closed.
Additionally, edits submitted to Google Maps will no longer be available Map Maker for moderation. This is so Google can streamline its efforts and speed up the time it takes to publish these edits.
“We’ll continue to roll out new features. We will make sure you’re able to do most of the things you’ve grown accustomed to doing in Map Maker. For example, edit roads. We’ve greatly appreciated your contributions to Google Maps over the years. We hope you will continue to update the world around you.”