[OpenLayers-Dev] Openlayers 2.13.1 Google maps not showing recently (Sep 2015)

Paul Spencer pagameba at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 06:22:29 PDT 2015

My understanding is that a recent API change released by Google has broken OpenLayers 2.13 compatibility.  Apparently they are aware of the problem and looking to fix it.  The suggested work-around was to request an older version of the Google Maps API.



> On Sep 2, 2015, at 7:16 AM, Jason Lee <jaslee.st at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an Openlayers 2 map showing a Google base map and a semi-transparent overlay. The map had been updated to Openlayers 2.13.1 for a while now to enabled it to work on mobile devices acceptably.
> However, since this week (Sep 2015), the Google base maps have not been showing and I can only see our custom semi-transparent overlay over a grey/blank map.
> As a temporary workaround, I've had to downgrade to previous Openlayers (2.11)!
> The map should be well within the Google usage limits and I haven't read of any changes to the Google maps service so i cannot understand why the map suddenly changed - anyone else have similar experience or can advise?
> Jason
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