This is in fact the standard Google Map as well. Fwix calls for the map the standard way, by using
If you remove the logo, you are breaking 9.4 of the terms of service.
9.4 Attribution Content provided to you through the Service may contain the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features of Google, its partners, or other third party rights holders of content indexed by Google. You may not delete or in any manner alter these trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
Looks like a bad idea. It is a free service [for the most part], if you do not like it, pay for the rights to use the maps and code your own.