Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Google Maps

I just learned about mapspamming today. Unscrupulous locksmiths create hundreds or thousands of business addresses within Google maps, so that they usually appear as the closest match for a local search.

I also tried submitting a bug, but the form didn't really allow me to address the issue. Sometime last year Google Maps stopped accepting both "Spoon Bill" and "Spoonbill" for my street name; now only the former works. The latter is what appears on the street sign and my identification; it's what Yahoo Maps has too. "Spoonbill" has most of the Google hits, as well.
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