Does anyone here know is there any other way to fetch Google map tile, without have to use Google Map API? Microsoft Bing Map does provide Rest API. wonder if possible to with Google Map, Cheer.

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    Why don't you want to use the Google Maps API? – blah238 Mar 25 '13 at 6:39
  • not sure why you don't need the api - you can request tiles directly but breaks he Terms and Conditions. direct tile mt0.google.com/vt/… – Mapperz Mar 25 '13 at 13:33
  • And if you do decide to access them directly and generate a good amount of traffic, be ready for an IP block from google's many servers. – MLowry Mar 26 '13 at 13:56
  • We are using leaflet, so GOOGLE API is out of the list. You are right, we won't be able to pay google once the traffic is reached. – khousuylong Apr 12 '13 at 3:55

You cannot directly access the tiles without circumventing the T&C of google's API.

If you want the map as an image you can do that with Google Maps Static API.

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  • Hmm, I think I have to tell my user that we are not supporting Google map tile. thanks any way – khousuylong Apr 12 '13 at 3:57

you can use QGIS. it is available both on Window as well as Linux based OS e.g Ubuntu. there will be plugin called Open layer. here is video tutorial

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    Doesn't this just use the Google Maps API itself? – blah238 Mar 25 '13 at 6:36
  • No its is doens't use api. Just load your data into QGIS. and installed that plugin. it offers Bing, Gmap, Openstreet map. – GIS Data Butcher Mar 25 '13 at 6:57
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    Are you sure? Have you looked at its source code? – blah238 Mar 25 '13 at 7:02
  • I don't know for what purpose u want that. But I am sure you can use as background imagery for your vector data for more analysis. – GIS Data Butcher Mar 25 '13 at 7:08
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    It uses the google maps api via openlayers and you really don't get access to the tiles – Devdatta Tengshe Mar 25 '13 at 7:39

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