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    google start charging for google maps - possible solution

    Hi, as you probably know, google starts charging for google maps use. The new price list is located here: https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/sheet/

    Can anyone tell me what kind of API calls are used in flynax google maps functions in web script and android app. Is flynax using embed advanced or? (definition: An advanced Maps Embed API request that uses the Directions mode, Street View mode, or Search mode.). I am aware that we have Street View on flynax site.

    I think we should use Embed , as its still free.

    What do you think guys?

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    Has anyone got a solution here. I received a bill from Google and it is not cheap. Ouch.

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    Hello guys,

    All I can tell is that we are working now on a new map api which will become a free alternative to google maps
    but it will take a while

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    I thought it will be free until you reach a certain amount of quota am I right? Then it cost money for the exceeding quota in that month.

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    correct. you get 300 USD credit from google. you need to provide your billing data (credit card). you need to setup api key.

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    my site increasingly consumes the maps api and my bill goes up, when will be ready to new api? or some possible solution?

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    Maybe we can use this alternative to google maps:

    https://leafletjs.com/index.html

    ???

    best regards
    Sakis

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    Actually, this library uses openstreetmap api which we plan to use as one of the free map solutions ))

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    That's good news. I am sure lots of us would like to show listings on a map without making the super-rich richer at Google.

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    Leaflet using for tiles mapbox, so you must signup for access token! I read until 50000 views is free!

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