Pocket-Lint: The best things in life are free. Or at least they were. But one of the best things on the web, Google Maps, is to begin charging for heavy usage.
But there's no need to worry that your constant Google Mapping of routes to pubs from your office is going to end up costing you - the charges will be for seriously heavy users; i.e. Googlers hitting up the Map service 25,000 times or more in a day.