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Last night., I was informed that the search running routes by location function was broken. When you enter a location, it needs to be converted into a latitude/longitude pair so that the software would know where to look for maps. Ever since this feature was added some 5 to 7 years ago, the conversion (geocoding) was provided by Yahoo, for free.
It turned out that Yahoo had discontinued their free geocoding service several days ago. Their new service charges $6 per 1,000 location look ups. They changed the format of the data so I had to rewrite the processing code. Since I had to rewrite no matter what, I switched to use Google's geocoding service, which is free and might even work a little better.
The geocoding service outage also affected your calendar widget. If you added a calendar widget in the last several days, it probably did not find a weather station so you should give it a try again. The new geocoding code hasn't been well tested, but I figure it can't be any worse than not working at all. As always, let me know if you encounter any problems. Thanks!
A Dance with Monkeys
Now THAT is service!!
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
And here I thought it was just me... Thanks Eric!
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