Google has recently announced that it will be requiring billing information for the use of the Google Maps API from June 11 onwards. The International Darkroom Database was based on a free API key, which is intended for sites that generate little traffic and don’t make a profit of using Google products. Because I do not want to provide Google with my billing information, I have taken the International Darkroom Database offline for now. I will be looking into other options to bring it back online soon. I am currently very busy with finishing my PhD research, but once the dust settles down, I will try to bring the database back.
I would like to thank all people that contributed to the database during #printparteh!
If you have any ideas of how to bring it back, I’d be happy to hear it! Send me an email, or contact me on Twitter.