[aprssig] aprs.fi

Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) KJ4ERJ at arrl.net
Thu Jan 12 18:31:38 EST 2023

 From Hessu in the the aprsfi google group:

> I’ll have to do this to avoid a recurrence of a Noticeably Large bill 
> I got for Google Maps usage in December (think "one new nice HF rig 
> every month" large, or "one VERY nice HF rig every two months"). 
> Google has had a very large and generous free quota for use of Google 
> Maps on aprs.fi, but it's been a bit unstable and sometimes a bit too 
> small after all, and I need a backup plan in case it goes away. 
There's more information in that group as well as some discussion on 
Facebook about the switch and the OSM tile server that he is still going 
to end up paying for monthly.   Hessu is doing a serious service for the 
APRS community on his own nickel AFAIK.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 1/12/2023 6:03 PM, Stephen H Smith via aprssig wrote:
> On 1/12/2023 4:36 PM, MJ Inabnit wrote:
>> This morning, I tried to open aprs.fi and received a very odd map,
>> somewhere on a planet.  I just tried again this afternoon.  If I put in
>> my call it has an error-denied..  Is this an issue with my ISP or is
>> everyone having issues trying to access aprs.fi?
>> Tnx & 73
>> j
> Just tried it on my  own calls.  It appears that aprs.fi has switched 
> from Google Maps to Open Street Map with it's awful generic art work.  
> This includes all route markers appearing as a generic box that makes 
> Interstate highway numbers look the same as state and local roads.
> Is Google imposing some new onerous terms-of-use forcing the switch?
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