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Chris Boles

All great ideas. I did use the Google Maps API a few months ago and it looked like you needed to pay for it.

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Martin J

I highly recommend Mapbox, I played with it quite a while ago and back then it had a generous free tier, nice API, libraries and a bunch of examples

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Chris Boles

Thanks, I'll check that one out.

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Interesting. It seems you're right.
I just checked that on their pricing page.
Back when I used it, you got the API credentials for free without having to add any credit card and you would only need to pay if you wanted to perform a large number of requests.

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Chris Boles

Yeah, Google is charging for every API call. You can still build and use it, but it covers the map, kinda like a paywall.

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MarinoKolaric

But it's free up to $200 per month. Or am I wrong?

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Chris Boles • Edited on

It looks like you're correct about the free $200 credit/month. You have to enable billing to get it, so Google needs a CC on file.

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