Yahoo Updates Map Licensing

John Musser, June 14th, 2006

yahooIn response to the latest Google Maps news the team at Yahoo! have changed the licensing restrictions for their mapping API. Good news for developers:

…we have lifted many of the restrictions associated with the Yahoo! Maps APIs. Until today, the APIs were available only for non-commercial use unless you applied for an exception. The concept of commercial and non-commercial has gone away and exceptions are no longer necessary in most cases. We have given you explicit Usage Policies to help guide you.

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3 Responses to “Yahoo Updates Map Licensing”

June 14th, 2006
at 4:44 am
Comment by: GoogleWatchBlog » Yahoo Maps API für Unternehmen geöffnet

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June 14th, 2006
at 12:51 pm
Comment by: Andrew Bidochko

Updating TOS to be more enterprise/commercial friendly is a great move. But it’s not enough for application stability due to API calls restriction.

June 14th, 2006
at 12:56 pm
Comment by: John Musser

Good point Andrew, the same API rate limiting is still in place. My guess is these will change over time as well. With so many players fighting for mind share in the mapping space it seems inevitable.

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