I assume most of you received an email from Google about changes in the Google Maps API. My understanding of these changes is that Google will only allow further use of the Maps API if you provide them with your card details and in case you go over the limit, will charge you.
Unfortunately Im not willing to give my debit card details to Google so there will be no further support of Google Maps. This will affect dozens of blocks, plugins and main pages, including the setup page (it will not affect all maps, some plugins/blocks use Leaflet maps, which will work fine). This is the second time they changed the terms since I began Meteotemplate, but last time it only required changes in the code.
What this means is that if you are willing to give your billing details to Google, you can use it further, assuming you accept the fact that there is a risk some bot will visit your page and exhaust your monthly quota and you will be charged by google. Or the maps will not work on your page – which is what is probably going to happen in the DEMO.
I can dedicate my time to Meteotemplate, but Im not willing to sponsor it, The domain, hosting etc. is already an expense, but at least I know exactly how much and how often.
I am of course not happy about this, but as you can imagine, this was a change I could not anticipate.