My "URL to Google Geocoding Service" was actually incorrect. It seems to work more or less now (i'm still @100km from the supposed address but i suppose that's google).
I added the bug for https to github as well as another small one too.
Still trying to figure out why i can't get site users map to work
location is set in user's profile (as i would enter it on google maps) but no markers show up on the map.