giohappy at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 02:49:06 PDT 2011
The only benefit I see from using google APIs is the use of they're
Goeocoding and Directions API But keep in mind the limits of use for free...
If you don't need them, go with other solutions, as Just said.
2011/6/28 Just van den Broecke <just at justobjects.nl>
> Hi Mark,
> My advice is to not use Google Maps for this type of app. For one thing
> real-time tracking has restrictions within the GM TOU, even if you embed
> Google Maps into OpenLayers. Also, there are other restrictions for
> commercial use (if that is what you plan to do). Best is to carefully read
> the TOU:
> OpenLayers is a very good option to use as a mapping library. In addition
> you may check out more extensive mapping/web frameworks that build on
> OpenLayers like GeoExt (http://geoext.org).
> As for maps: you may check on OpenStreetMap (www.openstreetmap.org) that
> can be easily used in OL. Also Bing maps (from MS) can be used in
> OpenLayers. Maybe the MS Bing TOU is less restrictive but you better check
> this out.
> Just van den Broecke
> The Netherlands
> On 28-06-11 11:05, quade wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm trying to develop a vehicle tracking system
>> I'd planned to use the google maps api
>> However, someone mentioned they want lots of money per year to use it, and
>> suggested openlayers instead
>> I'm really confused about the whole thing
>> Can i use openlayers (or anything else) and use the title maps from google
>> maps and still get around the licence issue?
>> I'm a .net developer, but have no experience in maps so have a steep
>> learning curve
>> I would really appreciate some guidance on my options
>> Thanks all
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