Inbed maps

Hi

As Google no longer supports free map embedding in websites does anybody know of another service to replace these maps

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“Basic Embed”, which they describe as a basic Maps Embed API request that
uses Place mode (to embed a map with a marker) or View mode (to embed a
simple map), is still free. More advanced Google Maps options (like adding
directions, street view, etc. to an embedded map or including a map in a
mobile application) vary in price but you get $200 credit per month, so
basically the first $200 worth of usage is free every month.

If you only use the maps on your website(s) for things like contact pages,
with a marker showing where the office/store/whatever is located, the Basic
Embed is probably what you’re after and so continues to be free.

Simon

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 12:41 PM Kevin McElligott email@hidden
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Hi

As Google no longer supports free map embedding in websites does anybody
know of another service to replace these maps

Kind Regards
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I’m having problems sorting out the new ‘Maps Embed API’ - could some kind sole point me in the way of some instructions? Also, what is $200 worth of usage? Many thanks.


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The Maps Embed API is just the URL with information provided in the query
string, which you can generate here:

It basically asks you for a search option and when you’re happy with the
map that appears on the right, it will ask for your API key and give you
some code to add to your website. “Highlight a place or an address”, which
adds a marker but can’t be customised, is free. “Just show a map of an
area!” is also free, the other options are billed.

Freeway’s existing Google Maps Action uses the Maps JavaScript API, or
“Dynamic Maps”, which is billed at $7 per thousand loads, so you get “up to
28,000 loads” free per month. A load is defined as when “A web page or
application displays a map using the Maps JavaScript API”, interacting with
the map after that initial load does not incur additional charges.

For example, if you have a Google Maps account for a website that uses the
Google Maps Action on a single contact page, that contact page would need
to be loaded (in a browser with JavaScript enabled) 28,000 times in a month
before you start paying. ~900-930 times a day.

You can see more information about the pricing here:

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I’m having problems sorting out the new ‘Maps Embed API’ - could some kind
sole point me in the way of some instructions? Also, what is $200 worth of
usage? Many thanks.


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Thank you very much for that.

I put the API Key in the FW Google Maps action and still get the dreaded “Geocode was not successful for the following reason: REQUEST_DENIED” message.

Is it possible to see what I am doing wrong?

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Have you added billing details? I think that even if you won’t ever reach
the $200 worth of usage, they require billing details to be added in order
to use it.

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Thank you very much for that.

I put the API Key in the FW Google Maps action and still get the dreaded
“Geocode was not successful for the following reason: REQUEST_DENIED”
message.

Is it possible to see what I am doing wrong?

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Yes, I went to

and put in my billing details and got the API code

Do I need to put in billing details in the FW Action?


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Instead of using the Google Maps action I have just used an iFrame and that seems to work OK - so my API key is valid.

Just can’t get the action to work!


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The Freeway Action doesn’t need to (and can’t) know anything about billing.

After a bit of rummaging around, I found that the geocode error refers to
the geocoding API, which is part of a different option when creating the
API key. Maps JavaScript API is included in that option and the other APIs
under Maps aren’t needed, so when creating the key you should enable Places
instead of Maps.

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Yes, I went to
The Maps Embed API overview  |  Google Developers
and put in my billing details and got the API code

Do I need to put in billing details in the FW Action?


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Absolute genius! Now works a treat, thank you very much. Would never have worked that one out in a million years!

Who knew when using Google Maps not to use Maps but use Places instead!


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hi all
Im trying the same thing with google maps and I got lost after creating a new key. nothing works after that. do I restrict? and I cant find how to set PLACES.

and do I add OAuth consent screen ? thanks for help with this
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