Legal Issues with Tile Providers (Google Maps, Bing, ESRI)

Sep 19, 2010 at 3:44 AM


The BruTile Library is working perfectly, and now I want to use it in a Application.

I Know that all licences from Google Maps, Bing and ESRI restrict the use of the tiles outside their own MapPrograms in a free way.


I want to know what is the license for using BruTile with these TileProviders?


Thank you


Sep 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM

hi Ricardo,

There is no special license for BruTile, this basically means you cannot use those tile services without any special arrangement with those companies. What the options are depends on the provider. For Microsoft Bing you can get a registered account where they track your tile use, in case of ESRI you could deploy your own ArcGIS server.


Sep 20, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Thank you.



Sep 20, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Hi again...


I want to change the API Key used for Bing MAps or Google Maps.


How can I do that ?



Sep 20, 2010 at 10:01 PM

For the BingTileSource you can provide a second argument called 'token'. You can request one here:

We do not have something like this for Google. This should be added.