add more geocode backends and fix some bugs.
ajturner at highearthorbit.com
Mon Oct 1 07:14:53 PDT 2007
No, Google has made it very clear that they will not allow (by sending Cease
& Desist letters first) applications to use GoogleMaps outside of a
web-browser. See MGMaps for example & discussion:
However, you're just talking about a GeoCoder - and not sure how that
specifically applies here. But there are great other geocoders that are ok
to use. I would definitely recommend making Geonames the default.
On 9/28/07, iain <iain at openedhand.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 15:35 +0300, Jussi Kukkonen wrote:
> > I checked the legality issue myself. the FAQ is pretty clear about this:
> > > > Can I use Google Maps in my non-Web application?
> > > >
> > > > No. The Google Maps API is currently available only for websites.
> Is "Can I use" referring to permission or ability? Like the old "Can I
> go to the bathroom" vs "May I go to the bathroom" joke in schools? They
> seem to be saying that the API is unavailable to use google maps in
> applications rather than you don't have permission to use it in normal
> To me at least (not being a lawyer etc)
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