Visiting the New York Times online dining section in order to link to What Restaurants Know (About You) for my seminar on ‘Regulation of Identification’, I get this popup:
Google has disabled use of the Maps API for this application. This site is not authorized to use the Google Maps client id provided. If you are the owner of this application, you can learn more about registering URLs here: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/business/guide#URLs
Coding error? NYT not paying its bill? The message popped up at the front page of a section, so it’s hard to see the NYT failing to have registered it.
It sounds like Google is doing some marketing for open source maps. Given that most US mapping data started with the government’s TIGR database, it seems like mapping data is going back to its roots.