This is a short post to inform you all that Maps has tiles again. We now get our tiles from Mapbox, with whom we have made an agreement going forward. We access Mapbox through a GNOME based redirect, so that we could redirect to something else if a similar situation would arise again.
Maps has been released with the new tiles in the versions:
And I think at least Fedora has been updated.
So, while it was unfortunate that MapQuest closed down for us and we were caught off guard. We now have a better tile setup than before and more options going forward.
More information about our setup with Mapbox will come from a blog post on Planet GNOME soon. I will leave you with a taste of the new tiles.