[aprssig] Google Maps API Change Has "Broken" findu.com

steve at dimse.com steve at dimse.com
Wed Aug 22 21:07:36 EDT 2018

> On Aug 22, 2018, at 8:45 PM, R Kirk <isobar at verizon.net> wrote:
> Ah, Google and 'corporate greed' in the same breath. O Tempora o mores. To be fair, they did disavow "Don't be evil" a couple of years ago.
Yes, they did. No surprise there.

> Is there an alternative to slow demise? Different map base, maybe involving implausible major reprogramming effort? Or was it inevitable that  findu was going to demise eventually anyway, post Dimse?
I've looked briefly at the alternatives, and none of them seem like an easy and free replacement. I'm not going to say never, which is why I'm spending the server saving account on keeping it going rather than taking a cruise ;-) but it'd take more motivation than I feel now. I'd really like to see it make March 2020 though, for the twentieth anniversary.

If I do run out of findU money, I'd probably put the servers, domain names, and code up on ebay with a starting bid of $10 in case anyone wants it. And maybe two people would want it badly, get into a bidding war, and I could take that cruise!!!

Steve K4HG

More information about the aprssig mailing list