Google maps starts charging

Google maps just announced that the map services no longer will be free to use like before:

" …Creating a billing account helps us better understand your usage so we can continue developing helpful products. It also allows you to scale easily with less downtime and fewer performance issues if your product grows beyond the $200 of free monthly usage. For additional visibility and control you can set daily quotas or billing alerts… "

I suppose this means no more free lunch. Anyone with experience using OpenStreetMap integrations on web pages?

have you tired


Someone please correct me if i’m wrong, but I believe that the charges are:

  • If you are using their Googlemaps API and you have huge traffic ( worth over $200 )
  • They are giving you worth of $200 - meaning it is the same free model they have now.
    ( I am not 100% sure on the above )

Also can you not use embed frame?

YES! WTF, my maps wont work and i think its because my customer has to set up maps billing in order to get the correct API