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Geocaching.com dumps Google Maps

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In a predictable move, Groundspeak have announced that they've dumped Google Maps as their mapping engine of choice on the geocaching.com website. Google's recent announcement on changes to the cost structure for the mapping API* has forced Groundspeak to find an alternative. As Groundspeak explain on their Latitude 47 blog, Google announced that they were going to start charging API customers who made more than 25,000 mapping requests a day. Groundspeak falls firmly within that category (with over 2million map loads a day), and faced significant charges (up to $20,000 per day). As a result, they've updated the website and...

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