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    Hello! I need some advice. We are having a lot of trouble here in Germany because of GDPR rules and money-grubbing lawyers who try to fine website owners because of the integration of Google Maps.

    I have a lot of GoogleMaps integrated at a number of websites and I know I can use COMPLIANZ plugin to have the maps served in the “lawful” way.

    Now I think about using Leaflet Maps instead of GoogleMaps.
    And as always, a lot of questions arise:

    1. is it possible to use GoogleMap and Leaflet Maps on the same website? Without any conflicts or performance problems?
    2. is it possible to switch from GoogleMap to Leaflet Maps and the existing maps and mashups will not be harmed?
    3. You suggest a mapbox-key and I tried to find out about Mapbox, about data-sending etc. But their website is awfull, created by business minded design-youngsters without any real information
      So I fear I might run into GDPR problems again when using an access token..

    please help me to make a decision!

    Thanks, Connie




    No answer at all,  what does this mean?

    Do you think I don’t need answers? Why do I ask here?


    Hi Connie,

    Sorry, but BBPress doesn’t always notify me of new topics.  You have my email too if you need to write me directly 🙂

    To answer your questions:

    1. Yes, you can use Google and Leaflet on the same site (although with MapPress you must pick one or the other)
    2. Yes, of course.  The only difference is that Leaflet doesn’t support shape drawing tools (polygons, etc.)
    3. Mapbox may have a bad website, but they have nice-looking map tiles.  Unlike Google, I don’t think they install any cookies, so no GDPR conflicts.

    And of course – you can also use Complianz if you’d like to continue with Google.

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