Google maps is service by the monolithic company, Google, that enables online users to locate places, get directions and assist information-seeking users.
The web mapping service offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle and air, or public transportation.
Just recently, Google rolled out the “Contribute” tab. which according to them would “make it easier to add local knowledge”.
“To ensure that our map reflects the real world, we enable anyone with a Google account to contribute their local knowledge to approximately 200 million points of interest in Google Maps. In fact, everyday people submit more than 20 million contributions to Google Maps, from reviews and ratings to photos, answers to other users’ questions, address updates and more. Ultimately, this helps people everywhere make better decisions about where to eat and shop, or things to do and see.”, Google revealed in a blog post