[OSGeo-Discuss] Advice - alternative to google maps v3 Javascript API????

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Tue Jun 28 08:51:02 PDT 2011

Hi Mark,

OpenLayers is just the map display part of the puzzle. Once you move 
into implementing the tracking yourself, and not using Google API 
services, you will need road layer data (OpenStreetMap data comes to 
mind here) and a back-end database (PostGIS/PostgreSQL or possibly 
SpatiaLite or the spatial extension to MS SQL Server).


On 06/28/2011 08:41 AM, Daniel Ames wrote:
> I'm copying your question to the DotNet OSGeo group who might have 
> some suggestions. You could look at both SharpMap and DotSpatial as 
> ASP.NET <http://ASP.NET> back ends for example. - Dan
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:05 AM, quade <mark at websolving.co.uk 
> <mailto:mark at websolving.co.uk>> 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
>     Mark
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