Google Maps shuts down editing after ‘robot peeing’ incident
NEW YORK -- Starting on Tuesday, Google is suspending its public Map Maker tool -- preventing its community of users from independently adding landmarks and helpful tips to Google Maps. The reason? There are too many pranksters out there. Tsk, tsk. It was too much of a good thing. Until recently, a loyal community amateur cartographers routinely edited Google Maps with little oversight. But after someone created a fake park in Pakistan -- in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo -- Google imposed a strict review process.