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    Obs Regional Mesonet Map Question

    When I view the Obs Regional Mesonet in any browser the underlying map displays "For Development Purposes Only"

    Anyone have an idea why this occurs? Does the Obs need to pay Google a royalty to use the map?

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    https://www.ltnow.com/when-your-map-...aps-correctly/
    explains what is happening. Ideally, MWOBS would register with Google and pay if zillions of people access their map. Practically, organizations with lean budgets just leave it as is. Users then have to press OK and deal with a somewhat inferior map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichS View Post
    https://www.ltnow.com/when-your-map-...aps-correctly/
    explains what is happening. Ideally, MWOBS would register with Google and pay if zillions of people access their map. Practically, organizations with lean budgets just leave it as is. Users then have to press OK and deal with a somewhat inferior map.
    Thanks Rich, this is exactly what I was looking for.

    I wonder what the Obs map gets for monthly hits? Obviously above the pay-to-display threshold.

    As with most things Google, "... nobody rides for free."
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