This evening I was looking around at a couple areas on Google Maps, and the maps weren’t loading properly. Initially I thought it was my poor internet connection, but waiting for it, moving around, the problem seemed to be bigger. This was in Firefox, so I tried loading up in Chrome, thinking this might solve the problem. But no dice.
I then checked out the Maps app on my Android Tablet, and I seemed to experience the same problem. The below picture shows what it looked like, then a moment later without me changing anything half the image disappeared.
Outage.Report doesn’t show any problems, although several people have recently reported not being able to access it. I tweeted about this and immediately got a response from another user with a similar problem.
No news from Google yet, but we wait and see.
My @googlemaps aren't working properly. Maps are not loading completely. Chrome, firefox in windows, and App on my Android tablet.
— Gareth Cawood (@garethcawood) May 18, 2016
UPDATE: 24 hours later and the problem appears to have resolved itself without comment from Google.