27.3.2021 | Google plans to add a new feature which enable users to add the missing roads on Google Maps
Google announced plans to introduce a new feature to Google Maps that will allow users to draw missing roads directly on the map, ostensibly improving the service's coverage in some areas where Google's data sources are not comprehensive.
The feature will only be available on the desktop web version of Google Maps, not on mobile phone apps. And it will—at least at first—be offered in 80 countries. Google says it will "vet" these suggested map changes before publishing them for other users to see.
This is not the first time that Google has offered users the ability to edit its maps. The company used to run a tool called Map Maker, which acted as a sort of Wikipedia-like community-curated map. But the tool experienced stops and starts as moderation became an issue, and Google ultimately pulled the plug on it in 2017.