[OpenLayers-Dev] 2.11 blocker: remove GoogleNG

Tim Schaub tschaub at opengeo.org
Tue Aug 30 19:28:27 EDT 2011


I regret to say we've got to hold off on the 2.11 release until we pull 
the GoogleNG layer.

This layer uses the google.maps.MapType getTile method 
to retrieve individual tiles and renders the layer as with other XYZ layers.

A primary intent of Google's terms of use is that the individual tiles 
are not accessed directly.  Instead, users need to use the whole map 
interface to render a layer.  We've been given a bit of grace with the 
way that we wrap the Google Maps API, but this case is a more clear cut 

In addition, to display copyright information, the layer uses an 
undocumented method of pulling in image attribution information.  There 
are cases where the attribution information we are displaying is 
incorrect.  Using an undocumented method and displaying improper 
copyright information violate the terms of use.

I've put together a patch to remove the GoogleNG layer.  Anybody using 
this layer from the trunk should modify their examples to use a 
different layer instead.



On 8/28/11 10:33 AM, christopher.schmidt at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to put forward a motion to release the current OL 2.11 RC3 as the final
> OL 2.11 release unless we hear any showstopping regressions by Wednesday morning.
> If anyone has any reason not to do this, speak now or forever hold your peace :)
> +1 crschmidt
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Tim Schaub
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