"Google have recently ended free use of their mapping services by medium volume websites. Their huge price hike for such sites means that after ten years or so, Where's the path will probably have to close. For now, it is running on limited daily quotas so may fail on you from time to time. I doubt there is anything you or I can do about it.
Thanks for all the support over the years. Bill Chadwick Dec 2018"
I am pretty sure that they have always been "quota"ed by google, often when trying to access via a link in an evening I have not been able to get the "full picture" so to speak
Clearly the daily quota has significantly decreased now.
Another indication that the large internet businesses are seeking to monetarise their formerly free, successful, services which we come to rely on, thinking of Flickr and Photobucket in particular.
We have become used to believing that these services, in fact anything on the internet, is free, but in reality nothing is really free long term