well, it's OBVIOUSLY intentional
Actually, it has to be intentional. Nobody can be that inept. Either that, or Google staff intentionally lie to users. I received this email message from Google on 2012-01-25:
Your Google Maps problem report has been reviewed, and you were right!
We'll update the map soon and email you when you can see the change.
Thanks for helping us to improve Google Maps!
It's now November 13 and the needed correction to the referenced feature again stands unapproved, despite Google staff acknowledging the error in January. Meanwhile, everyone else, from Mapquest to USA.com
has displayed the feature correctly for many months!
That's to say nothing of Google displaying nonsensical magisterial districts in location hierarchies and capriciously making up feature categories like "Built Up Area." What works in India doesn't work in the United States!
Contributors have begged Google to "fix categories" for many, many months. Instead, Google redesigns their Map Maker interface, while ignoring the pleas of their contributors to shore up their infrastructure.
Cynically, Google doesn't even support its own services with its own browser!
I'm beginning to think this is just another in-your-face lie:
"Since the beginning, we’ve focused on providing the best user experience possible. Whether we’re designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the homepage, we take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve you, rather than our own internal goal or bottom line."
What else are those who freely give Google their intellectual property while being abused, to think?