People responsible for the OpenStreetMap project – which is an open source mapping project that lets people all over the world contribute and which also competes with Google Maps – say that there have been at least 17 accounts that can be directed back to Google IP addresses which accessed the project’s website at least 100,000 times over the past year.
In that time, the Google vandals have moved or deleted map details and changed the direction of traffic flow. Google claims it knew nothing about what happened and that after an investigation fired the employees.
To read about the blog post written by the project founder, Steve Coast, click here
The OpenStreetMap website can be accessed here