Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stay of Execution for Google Maps API v2

Next month thousands of Google Maps around the world were scheduled to die. May 19, 2013 was the day that maps using version 2 of the Google Maps API were meant to be shut down but Google has now decided to extend the deprecation time-line for v2 maps by six months.

There is even better news for those who are determined not to convert their v2 maps into v3 maps. Google says that on November 19, 2013 they "will attempt to automagically turn remaining v2 maps into v3 maps, by way of a JavaScript wrapper". Google says that they expect the wrapper to work with simple v2 maps but to be safe they encourage you to migrate your maps to v3 ahead of this date.

To help you migrate v2 maps Google have prepared an upgrade guide to help make the migration process as painless as possible.
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