On 2011-04-06 a big change had to applied to MOBAC:
During the weeks before that date more and more map source provider and other related "geo data agencies" (as I would call them) demand to remove this or that map source and/or region from MOBAC.
As I am not in a mood to answer and process their (sometimes very friendly and sometimes a bit harsh) mails on a daily basis I decided to remove all map sources that are not basing on OpenStreetMap data. Those changes apply to all versions starting with v1.9 beta 2. Older versions has been removed.
However I will re-add them if I get a positive response (acceptance) from the map provider - but I will not actively ask the map provider myself because there are too many of them. I will keep on focus my self on the programming part of MOBAC.
If you are missing your favorite map source it is up to you to get into contact with the map provider and get the required acceptance.
The following map sources has been removed:
- Google Maps, Map Maker, Terrain, Earth and Hybrid
Microsoft/Bing Maps, Virtual Earth, Hybrid and China
StatKart Norway Topographic
The only alternative from my point of view would be to remove all versions and and end the MOBAC project which would be not a good alternative from my point of view.
Robert - author of MOBAC