Google turned off the v2 Google Maps API on September 9th which means my 2008 PHP Wrapper for Google Maps API Geocoding has ceased to function.
I’ve put a replacement dead simple PHP wrapper of the v3 Google Maps Geolocation API on github. It has the same API as before.
v2 of the API now gives
"We're sorry... ... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. See Google Help for more information." which isn’t a super useful message.