Google requests disabling of geocoding output

Google has officially requested that we disable some elements of our site that allow users to extract geocoded coordinates in bulk. It is in violation of their Terms of Service agreement. Many of the rules in the TOS are requirements of third party data providers that do not like their data being accessible outside of whichever system they have licensed it to.

I find this an unfortunate turn of events, but from our stats I recognize the majority of users do not use the geocoding export feature but rather keep their data hosted on BatchGeo by saving their map.  We will of course continue to offer free map hosting to all interested, and look forward to rolling out more features all of the time to keep our users happy.

BatchGeo is still the quickest way to make a map!