Clients could draw includes specifically onto a guide where the fringes have just been drawn, and could include highlights, for example, streets, railroads, streams et cetera. Moreover, clients could include particular structures and administrations onto the guide, for example, neighborhood organizations and administrations. At first look the site seemed indistinguishable to Google Maps, and the three perspectives (guide, satellite and half breed) were accessible which enabled clients to see the guide information, a satellite picture of the district or a blend of both.

Utilizing the find or peruse instruments, donors could add to and alter existing highlights on the guide. Three sorts of illustration apparatuses were accessible: placemark (a solitary purpose of enthusiasm on the guide), line (for illustration streets, railroads, streams, and such) and polygon (for characterizing limits and outskirts, including parks, lakes and other huge highlights). The methodology energized by clients and by Google is to follow highlights, for example, streets from the current satellite symbolism. This methodology was not valuable in regions with poor satellite symbolism, and clients therefore made less guide information in those regions.

New clients' commitments were directed by more experienced clients or analysts at Google to guarantee quality and counteract vandalism. As clients made more fruitful commitments, their alters were less intently checked and may have been distributed on the guide straight away. Certain bigger highlights may have set aside a long opportunity to show up on the guide as they were holding up to be rendered by the server.

Patrons could relegate territories of the guide as their 'neighborhood', that is a region they know alright to make definite commitments to. Clients could likewise direct the commitments of others inside their neighborhood. This data was private; the area a client chose was not openly connected with the clients' record.

In April 2015, Google expelled client made Map Maker content that demonstrated an "Android robot urinating on the Apple logo" and a different component saying "Google audit approach is poop", after they were found on Google Maps.[7] Following the "substantial scale trick", Google debilitated auto-endorsement and client control, and on 8 May, the Map Maker group reported that altering would be briefly crippled worldwide from 12 May.[8][9]

Google reenabled the administration in six nations in August 2015, with plans to empower in different nations in the accompanying weeks.[10] On 10 August, altering was re-opened to Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, the Philippines, and Ukraine; Google depended on territorial arbitrators to survey alters as an additional insurance, notwithstanding mechanized and human moderation.[11] On 26 August, Google Map Maker re-opened to 45 more nations.