Google Maps JavaScript API V2 Bugs Out This Morning

Aug 17, 2010 • 9:17 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

I saw a rush of Google Maps Help threads with major complaints about Google Maps taking down the internet. I should note that this is now resolved and was only an issue for about an hour, as far as I can tell.

It seems like the Google Maps JavaScript API V2 code was not working properly. The issue caused sites using this code to generate errors of all kinds. I suspect many sites use this library and thus many Internet surfers were a bit upset.

Here are some of the complaints:

All our (UK-based) websites, using V2 API have stopped working with JS crashes for Google Maps, with the error 'tick is not defined' -- definitely a problem in the API script.

It'll take me ages to work around this for all the sites, and the JS error is causing issues with other JS on the page.

google maps is broken internet wide!!!!

V2 also broken for all our UK sites -- V3 sites are fine. I can't recode all our V2 sites over to V3, that would be an insane amount of work. Someone please fix / revert the code back to a working copy.

This was first reported about 7am (EST) and by 8am (EST) this morning, it seem to have resolved itself.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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