[Interest] Be aware: QtLocation's free MapQuest service discontinued

Michael Tims mtims at esri.com
Fri Jul 15 18:10:42 CEST 2016


Also worth noting is that Esri will soon be pushing in an additional
QtLocation provider plugin into the next minor and patch releases of the
Qt framework.  It will give you access to many of the Esri maps provided
from ArcGIS online services.  Also world geocoding and routing services
will be available through the plugin.  If you have any questions about
Esri as a backend QtLocation provider, please don't hesitate to contact me.


-Michael Tims
Lead Software Engineer
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt

On 7/14/16, 11:07 PM, "Interest on behalf of Alexander Blasche"
<interest-bounces+mtims=esri.com at qt-project.org on behalf of
alexander.blasche at qt.io> wrote:

>Qt Location provides three content/map provider plugins (HERE, MapBox and
>MapQuest). The first two providers require an account to run and MapQuest
>was free of any registration so far. Unfortunately this changed this
>Monday. More details in:
>As a consequence any QtLocation application that uses MapQuest will no
>longer receive any map tiles. The only possible way to fix this today is
>to change from MapQuest to HERE or MapBox. Although those providers
>require a registration they do offer free of charge usage models. Please
>be aware of their terms and conditions though.
>We are very sorry for this problem but at the end of the day there is not
>much Qt can do. We are working on a patch to change to a new registration
>free provider and even a related indirection but at the end of the day,
>registration free access is becoming a thing of the past.
>Going forward I would suggest to to always consider some form of
>registered usage for any map provider. While we will continue to address
>upcoming service changes this does ensure that there is some form of
>business relationship between you and your chosen map tile provider. At
>the very least it means that  notifications can be received before
>drastic changes happen.
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