If TAPP doesn't mind I've built maps with his patches included.

Version for root users is installed the same way as that from this thread, except *.prop editing which is not necessary now.

Version for non-root users is just installed - without any hacking :)

Of course you could install non-root version in root environment as well, but then you will have doubled maps app in your system. Non-rooters must have it doubled.

http://drop.io/rxbqaw4/asset/maps-root-aligned-apk
http://drop.io/rxbqaw4/asset/maps-no-root-aligned-apk

Thanks a lot, TAPP! :)