Take a look http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-Troubleshooting/browse_thread/thread/8672ad65892c3098#
me: I used umapper.com (as a website and as a plugin for WordPress too to
display a map) and now I'm banned IP to view satellite maps from
maps.google.com How long I'll have the IP banned? I'm sure that is
banned because in all browsers (FF, IE7. Opera, Safari, Chrome) only
the satellite view is not working. Please help!
Maps Guide Mike (google admin): umapper.com isn't doing things the right way. You'll be unbanned in 24 hours automatically, I suggest avoiding umapper until they fix their code to use the official APIs.