google maps

Google is introducing limits for usage of their Google Maps. Websites will be allowed to load only 25000 maps daily. If you need more, you will have to pay.

Google Maps is currently the most popular map embedded on websites and mobile apps. Will the change in Google policy alter this trend? And what can web developers do to be independent of map data vendor?

Standard Geolocation Field in Drupal 7 allows displaying of content only as a static image, using static Google Maps API. This solution is very limited: users can't scroll the map, zoom it nor change display type. I've implemented a patch which allows you to replace this image with dynamic, scrollable and zoomable map, which you know from many sites (including http://maps.google.com :) ).