Google Maps service fully restored on randymajors.org

Following a couple of days of problems, Google Maps functionality has been fully restored on the randymajors.org website and the following tools should be fully operational again:

County Lines on Google Maps

Historical U.S. County Boundary Maps

Historical World Boundary Maps

ZIP Codes on Google Maps

Background:  Over the last couple of days, there had been many reports of “over query limit” and rate-limit problems when people were using the above tools.  Working with Google support, those limits have been reset.

This issue was caused by pricing changes that Google has put in place for users of the Google Maps API, upon which the randymajors.org website relies.  The bottom line is that the website has the potential to become quite a bit more expensive for me to maintain.  As I want keep these tools free and unlimited for everyone, the only way to partially offset these costs is if users of the website click on ads when they find them useful.

Thank you for your patience and for your support of these freely available tools.