[digiKam-users] google maps doesn't like digikam anymore?

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Tue Sep 25 11:03:11 BST 2018

On 25.09.18 11:01, Maik Qualmann wrote:
> Google Maps now requires a registration and API key when using the 
> service. DigiKam-5.9.0 does not yet contain this API key. There was a 
> transition period for older programs that has now expired. DigiKam-6.0.0 
> is registered and sends an API key to Google, so it works with this 
> version. We use a free account and we will see if the maximum allowed 
> map retrieval per day will be sufficient for all digiKam users worldwide.
> Maik

thanks for explaining - so I know it's not my system that has gone wild :-)

Let's see when dk 6 arrives at opensuse repos. (for several personal 
reasons I prefer to use those, even if I don't have the latest dk all 
the time)

Let me again express my gratefulness for this fantastic application 
which is the most used in my daily work.


> Am Di., 25. Sep. 2018 um 10:24 Uhr schrieb Gilles Caulier 
> <caulier.gilles at gmail.com <mailto:caulier.gilles at gmail.com>>:
>     Hi,
>      From France, using DK 6.0.0 beta, no problem here with Google Maps.
>     Cheer
>     Gilles Caulier
>     2018-09-24 20:41 GMT+02:00 Daniel Bauer <linux at daniel-bauer.com
>     <mailto:linux at daniel-bauer.com>>:
>         Hi :-)
>         Since a few days, when I want to check geolocation of a photo,
>         google says that it doesn't love digikam anymore: "maps cannot
>         be loaded correctly on this site".
>         And then it shows the map perfectly but with a watermark "For
>         development purposes only".
>         There has been no update of my digikam (5.9, suse-rpm) but
>         obviously google has some crisis with digikam, hopefully it does
>         not lead to a divorce :-)
>         What could that mean?
>         -- 
>         Daniel Bauer photographer Basel Málaga
>         https://www.patreon.com/danielbauer
>         http://www.daniel-bauer.com

Daniel Bauer photographer Basel Málaga

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