Yahoo begins updating online map based on user tips, from Japan Today, reports that Yahoo Maps Japan has begun allowing users to submit local information for inclusion on maps. Worth noting is that user submitted info will be verified before it's added to the service. service.
"To submit local information, users first have to access the website and select a particular area, and then send in-depth information only locals would know, such as "a convenience store has opened" or "the name of the building has changed." Based on those submissions, Alps employees will visit the area to verify information before they update the map, which will be done once a month.