Google is once again allowing people to access its Map Maker feature in order for them to edit and submit their Google Maps changes for the United States and 44 more countries. Google suspended access to Map Maker earlier this year after it was discovered that someone had placed the Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo in Google Maps.
After a trial run of Map Maker opening up in six countries earlier in August, Google is now expanding access in this second wave, which includes the US. However, Map Maker edits are now going to be moderated by a group of "Regional Leads" before they are published, which will cause changes to take longer than they did in the past. Also, Google has still not enabled a way for users to "add or edit geometries of polygons" in Map Maker. There's no word on when this feature will be available once again.