Dropping Google Maps

The "to-do" list for Virtual Radar Server is as long as my arm, but if you want to pile more work onto it then this is for you.
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vrsreq
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Dropping Google Maps

Post by vrsreq » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:53 pm

Anyone feel like tackling removing Google Maps? Switching to OSM openlayers or leaflet like dump1090 for VRS.

Google API cost for public facing site is $1000's a month if the site has even 1000 visitors a month.

Any takers?

Datamix
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Re: Dropping Google Maps

Post by Datamix » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:21 pm

I thought if you make your site public, offer your service for free and under 25'000 loads per day you don't have to pay for the Maps API.

Source: https://developers.google.com/maps/pric ... s/#details

vrsreq
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Re: Dropping Google Maps

Post by vrsreq » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:26 pm

FYI: I far exceed the 'free' tier thanks to some interest in what I was aggregating and displaying. API key aws connected to commercial API account - boom it hit the fan.

VRS really needs to support other mapping anyway. Imagine what we could write for overlays if we could use Openlayers, aviation vector charts, sectionals, offline maps, custom tile servers. Blows the doors off Google Maps.

Datamix
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Re: Dropping Google Maps

Post by Datamix » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:49 pm

vrsreq wrote:Imagine what we could write for overlays if we could use Openlayers, aviation vector charts, sectionals, offline maps, custom tile servers.
That's true. A different map provider as a option would be neat.

Maybe this thread will help you in the meantime: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1049

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