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Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 pm
by W7PP
Just started getting this. GoogleMaps says it's in "development mode"... Updated to 2.4.2 and now only gray background with aircraft and few map features... :cry:

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:29 pm
by egpd1701
Hi

Its doing it on version 3.0.0 as well

"API Key and Billing Errors
A darkened map, or ‘negative’ Street View image, watermarked with “for development purposes only” is returned when any of the following is true:
The request is missing an API key.
Billing has not been enabled on your account.
The provided billing method is invalid (for example an expired credit card).
A self-imposed daily limit has been exceeded."

Its a local map, not on the internet so the above it not applicable;

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:55 pm
by nitro999
Yep Google have decided to change their policy and now I understand everyone needs an API code and credit card details on file, even for local (non-internet) requests. Solution is to use OpenStreetMap / Leaflet which is free.

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:39 am
by douglasjohnson
I think there is something going on beyond the API key. I've been seeing this problem intermittantly for about a week. It doesn't seem to matter whether I use an API key or not. Sometimes it fails with a key and sometimes without one. -- Doug

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:52 pm
by nitro999
You need an API key and a registered billing account with card details etc on file

https://developers.google.com/maps/bill ... ct_changes

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:53 pm
by W7PP
Nitro999.... Well that "ain't" happening! Can we move to another service or are we stuck here under the greed thing?

Re: Map only loads as gray-out

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:38 pm
by kiwikieran
Get latest version or VRS,
Select Leaflet for the map provider