Announcing the new NJPB Maps

Discussion in 'Site News & Games' started by Ben Ruset, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Boyd

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    https://developers.google.com/maps/billing/important-updates

    We’ve moved the effective date of our new pricing, and the $200 free monthly credit, to July 16th. We’re launching the new Maps, Routes and Places functionality on June 11th. To provide you with an additional month of lead time, our new terms and pricing won’t go into effect until July 16th. Please take advantage of this time to try the new features and familiarize yourself with how billing will work.

    Starting June 11th
    We will enforce the use of API keys beginning on June 11th. Keyless usage will result in a degraded experience, or an error. See the Guide for Existing Users for details.
     
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    Getting close
     
  3. Ben Ruset

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    Chances are this may be the end of NJPB Maps, sad to say. I'll see if I can get it working with something that isn't google or see if the current usage won't go over their $200 credit, but potentially someone malicious could request their API a million times (using a script) and max out my credit card. I'd have to see if there's some protection against that.
     
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    I hope it does not have to go.
     
  5. Ben Ruset

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    Well, the ultimate goal of mine is for it not to go.
     
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    I think they have an option of sending you a warning when usage approaches the $200 credit. But yes, it would be worrisome that someone could rack up a whole lot of hits with some automatic tile-scraping setup.

    Two more weeks until the new system is enforced...
     
  7. Ben Ruset

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    So it turns out that they actually do have a way for you to set limits. I signed up for an API key (and gave them my credit card.) Looking at my web logs it seems like my usage will be way way way less than the 25k/day limit they have. For some reason I thought they set the limit to 25k/month.

    So idk we might be ok? I can at least watch the metrics for the api requests and see where it goes.
     
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    Very nice Ben. Thank you for keeping us informed.