LifeinAsia - 8:21 pm on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
They key part is the free to consumers part.
you use google API to locate stores in different cities
Consumers can use your site for free- no ToS violation.
What if a real estate site charges for real estate listings but do not charge visitors to browse listing through maps?
In this case, the consumers are the people coming to see the listings- no ToS violation.
You have a site that gives people directions between 2 points and displays the route on a Google map. You charge $.10/route displayed- THAT would be a ToS violation.