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Official Google Maps API

As reported by O’Reilly Radar Google have released an official API to their google maps application at the Where 2.0 conference. Website developers can legitimately embed google maps in their application for no charge !! – Mapquest et al… the clock is ticking.

But you ask how can this work, google has to pay teleatlas, digitalglobe and others for the data.. well the answer is on the google maps API page –

“The Maps API is a free beta service, available for any web site that is free to consumers. Google retains the right to put advertising on the map in the future. Please see the terms of use for more information.”


but hey this is GREAT at last some innovation.

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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