Should I go with Google maps API for my business?
September 28, 2006 8:33 AM   Subscribe

Is there a reason I should or should not use Google Maps API for my business' search for dealers?

I am currently using another company that charges in excess of $10,000 per year, but is reliable, and I can download logs to see how many searches were made, how many per city, which dealers (by dealer number) have been searched and how many times, etc.

Flexibility, collecting of stats and especially reliability is of importance. What are the positives and negatives of going the Google Maps route?
posted by Blue Buddha to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
From the terms of service:
1. API is limited to allowing You to display map images only, and does not provide You with the ability to access the underlying map data, any services provided by Google in connection with its maps service (such as local search or directions), or any other Google service...
...The API may be used only for services that are generally accessible to consumers without charge.
...Google shall have sole and complete control over the map data and format.
...In addition, the Service may not be used: (a) for or with real time route guidance (including without limitation, turn-by-turn route guidance and other routing that is enabled through the use of a sensor), or (b) for, or in connection with, any systems or functions for automatic or autonomous control of vehicle behavior.
...The Service does not include advertising in the maps images. However, Google reserves the right to include advertising in the maps images.

posted by blue_beetle at 9:18 AM on September 28, 2006

Also, if you're looking to pay, you can signup for the Google Enterprise Map solution.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:20 AM on September 28, 2006

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