Googles Maps Engine Closes
Received an email from Google this morning saying that Google Maps Engine is closing at the end of January 2016.
Google Maps Engine is a tool that lets developers create their own maps on top of Google provided maps. The service now faces a shutdown as the engine is supposedly slowing down. Google Maps will remain functional, but the service to create customized maps will be pulled off.
Website owners should check with their web development team to ensure any on-site store locators will still work after the Google Maps Engine closure.
However as usual with any free products provided by Google information is sketchy at best so I cannot provide any more details at this stage.
Best to check the Google Maps Engine webpage for updates & more information. Google Maps Engine
UPDATE: Affirming Google Maps Engine support will end on January 29, 2016, a Google provided the following statement:
Maps and location information are valuable tools for businesses — whether it’s helping people find your store locations or identifying sales opportunities across town. To help our Maps for Work customers continue to get the highest impact from our products, in 2015 we’ll focus on helping customers deliver location information via our Maps APIs and shift away from selling any non-Maps API products. We’ll support our Maps for Work customers through their contracts and work closely with them and our partners through this transition.