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Planned Map Maker Outage complete!

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Planned Map Maker Outage complete! Lori Savageau 11/25/13 11:37 AM

Hi Mappers,


We’re happy to announce that the Map Maker outage is now over!


As mentioned last week, Google Map Maker underwent a multi-day planned outage, allowing us to strengthen our systems and to improve the mapping process across Google products.


Our systems integration is now complete, and you can resume editing and reviewing maps of the places you love. Additionally, we’re happy to introduce some new email preferences for you to choose from, along with a few improvements towards your mapping experience. Lets take a detailed look:



New email settings


Be the first to know what’s going on in Map Maker or track your edits by checking the email preferences in the Settings menu.



To Enable email preferences:

  1. Click the gear icon  at the top right corner on the viewport.

  2. Select Settings from the dropdown.

  3. From the “Email preference” section, check your preferred options.

  4. Click Save and you’re done.

New message pop-up for disconnected segments

Sometimes, disconnected roads are created that do not add any value to maps data. To avoid such erroneous additions, you will be prompted to confirm if the new road is actually not connected to any road segment. If you’re sure that such a road exists, you can check “Continue” and add the road.



Temporarily removing the duplicate option while deleting a feature


In order to do some behind-the-scenes improvements, we have temporarily removed the option “ This feature is a duplicate” while deleting any feature. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update you once it’s back. In the meantime, if you’d like to delete a duplicate, choose the reason as “Other” and mention that you are deleting a duplicate in the “Comments” section.


Deprecated "Geometric accuracy" from Map Maker

Continuing our process of streamlining Map Maker with Google Maps, we have deprecated the “Geometric accuracy’ attribute from the Map Maker interface.


Thank you for your patience during these last few days.

Happy mapping!


Lori Savageau, Map Maker Community Manager,

on behalf of Pavithra Kanakarajan and Anand Srinivasan

Map Maker Product Manager, Map Maker Tech Lead