Legal use of GMap.Net

Topics: General
Dec 12, 2011 at 2:32 PM
Edited Dec 12, 2011 at 2:33 PM

The GMap.Net is a great development. I'm planning to use the component i a public Windows form application and have tried to read about licencing criteria on this website. All previously discussions talking about Googgle license. I persume that Google Maps API are implemented in GMap.Net   Is this right?

As I have read that, Google also allow usage of Google Map API in Windows forms application as long as the application are available for download to public and promoted through a public website. This solution doesn't require a Google Map API Premium licence, and is free.

But what about changing 

gmap.MapType = MapType.YahooHybrid
gmap.MapType = MapType.BingHybrid

Does that use another API and other licencing rules respectively from Yahoo and Bing (Microsoft)?



Dec 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM

yes, different providers use different license stuff.. and none of them i understand ;}

Dec 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Does this mean that GMap.Net are in use when gmap.type=GoogleHybrid?

and GMap.Net use Bing Maps APIs when gmap.type=BingHybrid?

and GMap.Net use Yahoo Map AS3 when gmap.type=YahooHybrid?

Dec 13, 2011 at 4:23 PM
Edited Dec 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM

No, GMap.NET doesn't use any (Javascript) API, it gets the map-tiles directly from the servers, that makes it so cool and fast and unfortunately not exactly legal in the sense of Google & Co.... :-(