Google Maps API Shuts Us Off!

Last  night, I coded up this really cool idea into a very simple and kind of gross looking UI using the Facebook Graph API and Google Maps API (geocoding etc). The idea is you get your Facebook friends and then locate them all on the map, with you as the center to see how cool/wordly you are. Dan and Ajay thought it was cool so we started to work throughout the night to make it faster and sweeter looking. After getting it to load much faster and getting very close to the finish line...we suddenly got hit with a bunch of errors. After spending a good amount of time crying, screaming, etc, we realized Google Maps had an API limit and had to stop for the night. We are gong to wait until the hold is lifted and if it isn't lifted soon, we'll have to use our other servers to route Google API requests.
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You should do it as a heat-map. Those lines look pretty awkward
I do see what you're saying. It could be made better. I feel I may be limited by the GoogleMaps APi though? Do you know of any solutions that work within that APi? Or a better and easy to use one?
Hi Wesley, Whatever hapened to this concept? ian