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Offline biro

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Google Maps to charge fees for frequent usage
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:38:55 PM »
On January 1 of next year, Google Maps will institute a fee for users who exceed a limit of 'hits' per day. This will most likely affect sites such as travel discount companies.

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"We understand that the introduction of these limits may be concerning," said Thor Mitchell, product manager of the Maps API at Google.

"However, with the continued growth in adoption of the Maps API, we need to secure its long-term future by ensuring that even when used by the highest-volume for-profit sites, the service remains viable."

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Re: Google Maps to charge fees for frequent usage
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 10:35:20 PM »
On January 1 of next year, Google Maps will institute a fee for users who exceed a limit of 'hits' per day. This will most likely affect sites such as travel discount companies.

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"We understand that the introduction of these limits may be concerning," said Thor Mitchell, product manager of the Maps API at Google.

"However, with the continued growth in adoption of the Maps API, we need to secure its long-term future by ensuring that even when used by the highest-volume for-profit sites, the service remains viable."


It would be more accurate to say Google will impose a fee for heavy users of it's Maps API, if the site is accessed through the website there won't be a charge (I doubt it's even possible to query Maps 25,000 times in a day through the website).
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Re: Google Maps to charge fees for frequent usage
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 10:39:46 PM »
Aha. Thanks.  :)

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Re: Google Maps to charge fees for frequent usage
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 10:45:24 PM »
"said Thor Mitchell"??
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Re: Google Maps to charge fees for frequent usage
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 11:26:04 PM »
The companies will probably just switch to yahoo or bing then.
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