Author Topic: ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps  (Read 1824 times)

prettypixel

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ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps
« on: November 17, 2018, 08:44:15 AM »
I am running ExifToolGUI version 5.16.0.0 and ExifTool version 11.18, on my Windows 10 laptop. All was well until recently, when I was suddenly unable to view Google Maps in ExifToolGUI application. I am still able to paste in co-ordinates, but would like to get the maps view working again.

The message I see when clicking on the GoogleMap tab is, "This page can't load Google Maps correctly."

For information, I have followed the steps here, to no avail: https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/google-maps-fix-for-registratorviewer-windows.27756/

I would be grateful for advice on how to fix this issue. Thanks in advance.

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Re: ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 01:36:54 PM »
Google apparently changed some things about Google maps a few months ago.  The pricing model changed and some programs can no longer use the API for free.  Geosetter has that problem now, as detailed here.  Since ExiftoolGUI is no longer supported, this may not be fixable.
Troubleshooting hints:
* When posting, include your OS, Exiftool version, and type of file you're processing (MP4, JPG, etc).
* Double all percent signs (%) in a Windows batch file.
* If your GPS coords are negative, make sure and set the GpsLatitudeRef and GpsLongitudeRef tags correctly.

prettypixel

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Re: ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 02:03:29 PM »
OK. Thank you for the reply and explanation :)

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Re: ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 07:13:03 AM »
FYI: Here is the new Google Maps pricing FAQ, and here is the detailed pricing sheet.

(I really object to this strategy of sucking people into using a free service then charging for it after they have already developed software that relies on this service.  Shame on Google.)

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Re: ExifToolGUI - Unable to load Google Maps
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »
I wonder if this will become a significant cost to Nikon as their free View NX uses Google maps.