[Geowanking] New Yahoo! Maps APIs
sparafina at comcast.net
Thu Nov 3 06:02:44 PST 2005
I would guess that this is a restriction of the data providers (Navteq,
Teleatlas, etc). Microsoft Mappoint (desktop version) has a similar
restriction, thank god for hex editors.
Simon Willison wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2005, at 12:21, Andrew Turner wrote:
>> This seems like some odd restrictions on the use of the Map API. I'm
>> not sure if their concern is personal safety (of the end-user), or
>> what. But I use Geocode API's in exactly this manner and find the
>> restriciton both weird and annoying. Also, since when is "real-time"
>> equivalent to "less than 6 hours"? Is this some thought that people
>> don't typically stay in 1 location more than 6 hours? Or is this whole
>> thing just to keep developers out of a space Yahoo! wants to
>> potentially enter?
> I don't know the reason myself, but the Google Maps API has the same
> http://www.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html (at the end of 1.4)
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