It uses the Google API to ask your browser where you're located and then adjusts the map to center on that. But I'm using an older version of the API and they probably dropped support for that since it won't work in Safari or Chrome on my desktop either.What is the Find Me thing supposed to do? I thought you needed a special API key from Google if you wanted a "live" map view.
I agree, it is a great feature of NJPB. But I say scr*w Google. Ben should not have to pay anything. There are many free map resources on the web folks can take advantage of. Perhaps it might be wise to assemble a list of them for folks to reference.I would hate to see NJPB Map so away. It is a wonderful resource that I use all the time.
I wouldn't start making my list of alternatives just yet, because many of them are going to be facing the same dilemma. Google dominates online mapping after all these years of free, unrestricted access.There are many free map resources on the web folks can take advantage of. Perhaps it might be wise to assemble a list of them for folks to reference.
Just so everyone understands the issue.... The only maps that come from Google are the basic street map (called "Map" in the menu) and satellite view ("satellite"). Most would probably agree that not much would be lost without these - and there are free alternatives to replace them.
That is probably a bad sign if others feel the same way. I am not so clear about whether use of the NJGIN maps would result in a charge under the new system, but I'm pretty sure that Google's products do. And I think there are a lot of NJPB map users that aren't even forum members. Some of them aren't even human!I would not fully agree with that.