Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Google map licensing options?
If you are making the maps publicly visible free of charge and make less than 25,000 map requests a day, then you can take advantage of Google's free license. For use in a commercial application or for private enterprise use, you must contact Google about the Google Maps API for Business program. Of course, using InetSoft's commercial software requires separate licensing from InetSoft.
Can the maps have interactive zooming and panning?
No, you are only able to specifiy a static map for a given chart background.
Can Google map markers be used?
Yes, you can specify static balloon markers in the URL request to get the static map, but they cannot be changed dynamically.
Can street addresses be used to plot data?
No, InetSoft's charting engine requires latitude and longitude coordinates. Google provides a utlity to manually generate the coordinates for a given street address or famous location, and the Geocoding API for automated conversions.