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This Question is based on below requirements.

1 - our application will need to use functionalities of Google Maps API like custom marker/Info pop up/Routing etc.

2 - our application wants to use Openstreetmaps or our ownmaps as the base layer.

Now , can we use Google maps API for functionalities and Openstreet map as base layer,so that I am not charged for using google data ? do they specifically charge for API usage ? isnt the 2500 request limit for http requests to google image/map server ?

Adarsh

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Check the Directions API Terms of Service page which says:

Note: the Directions API may only be used in conjunction with displaying results on a Google map; using Directions data without displaying a map for which directions data was requested is prohibited

I believe that means you'll need to use the Google Maps API for your basemaps if you also wish to use their routing capability.

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you can use google maps as layer, e.g., http://sautter.com/map/. or you can use layers (jquery) to render google routing on the top of openstreet maps. Why you don't use open routing with openstreet map, look at http://sautter.com/map/

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    Technically you can probably do this - legally, you can't. The terms of service states "Note: the Directions API may only be used in conjunction with displaying results on a Google map; using Directions data without displaying a map for which directions data was requested is prohibited" – Stephen Lead Oct 4 '12 at 22:57
  • @ Stephen , @ Amjad Showing routes/directions is not a priority, our purpose is live tracking of vehicles and showing them over an open street map with Google markers and API functionality. We did this successfully using the wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Maps_Example , but somehow, the markers ( for vehicles) wont show on top of openstreet maps .. Hope there is some clarity in the requirements – Adarsh Madhavan Oct 5 '12 at 5:51

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