What seems to be the most debacle image of the Android mascot urinating onthe Apple logo, has forced Google to shut down its map editor, even after Google was forced to applogize for this. Google is temporarily shutting down its maps editor, Map Maker, until it can appropriately respond to people abusing the tool.
Spam in Map Maker edits has apparently escalated in recent months, to the point that the Map Maker team is having trouble contending with both the abuse and legitimate edits. Until they can get a handle on the situation, edits will be frozen from May 12th on. Google Maps team member Pavithra Kanakarajan writes, “We believe that it is more fair to only say that if we do not have the capacity to review edits at roughly the rate they come in, we have to take a pause.”