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Google Maps API imposes restrictions

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 22, 2006
15 years ago3,114 views

Do you use the geocoding feature in the Google Maps API? Well, if you do and your mashup is popular, be prepared to see some outages. Google has capped geocode queries to 50,000 per day – that works out to one about every 1.7 seconds – surely not enough to sustain a mashup that heavily relies on that feature. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=429

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Yahoo's Geocoding service is limited to 5,000 queries per IP address per day.

http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

ouch!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

If the mashup is popular, should consider using the Google Maps for Enterprise, I think it provides more.
http://www.google.com/enterprise/maps/map_info.html

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I guess the obvious reason someone would not use the enterprise version is the cost – it's very expensive, especially if your mashup is non-commercial and publicly available.

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