October 4, 2018 at 11:27 am #1017833
google maps had changed in juni 2018 the billing and in some projects you´ll get issues in maps. Google Maps Info:
Personal I hate this complex and complicated developer nerd settings in google maps backend. Tons of things to click for a simple map in the website. And you´ll get a limit of 10 projects too. Nobody – even google – can give you really helpful infos.
Personal Current Conclusion in 10/2018
There are two ways.
If you use the JS APIs for “Maps”, “Routes” und “Places” you have to connect it to a billing method (credit card…). You´ll get a monthly credit of 200$ and hope that your projects will not generate more traffic than expected.
Problem: You don´t know, when you will exceed the credit. As I read, this is only valid for one year and after that you´ll have to pay? And you can only have 10 projects connected to your billing method. Yes of course you can apply for more projects, but I tried it two times without an effect. And as I read it will cost too.
2. Embed API
As you can read at the link above (topic 3: pricing changes, another APIs for free or SDKs) there is one method left that is for free: embed API.
In another theme you can choose between JS API or Embed API. I tried it and it works.
@enold: Do you have addional or other infos to that? Do you plan an intagration of embed API like in this screenshot?
API Selection in backend of another theme
@all – espacially webagencies: what is your expierience or way to handle that?
Thanks SvenOctober 8, 2018 at 1:47 am #1018741
Thank you for using Enfold.
You don´t know, when you will exceed the credit.
You can actually find the usage or API calls equivalent of the $200 free credit in their pricing plan table. You’ll know that you have exceeded the limit when your map stats or requests are over the specified calls for a certain API. Look out for the “Dynamic Maps” API requests.
Do you plan an intagration of embed API like in this screenshot?
The development team is planning to integrate a new map library like “leafletjs” and “openlayers”, both using data from “openstreetmap”. This is not sure yet.
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