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  • Resolved leleuf

    (@leleuf62)


    Hi,

    today I received this email and i think it is useful to warn users on this forum:

    Hi,

    Today we are announcing important changes, including our new name – Google Maps Platform, a simplified product structure, pay as you go pricing for all, and more. Please take a few minutes to review the announcement to familiarize yourself with the upcoming changes.

    We would like to highlight a few updates that may impact your implementation. Beginning June 11th, we are launching our new pricing plan and providing all users access to support. We’ll continue to offer a free tier — all developers will receive $200 of free monthly usage of our core products.

    In addition, this change will require you to enable billing and associate it with all of your Google Maps Platform projects. 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.

    How does this affect your current projects?

    Project: API Project (xxxxxxxxxxxxx)

    Based on your current usage over the last 3 months and our new pricing plan, we estimate that your cost will exceed the current $200 free tier.

    As an incentive, we are offering you a one time promotional coupon of $200.00. To activate this coupon, you must enable billing and load this coupon to your account before June 11th.

    We want to support you along the way. Please read our Guide for Existing Users to understand how these changes may impact your account and what steps you need to take.

    Thank you for using Google Maps Platform.

    Best Regards,
    The Google Maps Platform Team

    https://mapsplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/introducing-google-maps-platform.html

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by leleuf.
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  • Thanks for the heads up. I got the email also.. didn’t look at it 🙂 until today.

    The email does show your current usage and if you might incur a fee.
    It does add another headache for “our” users in an additional step to get the maps working..
    ie: Subscribing (entering your credit card) to the Google Cloud Platform.

    Looking at the info Google gives us.. it is sort of confusing to figure out if you will fall under the “free $200” allotment.

    Unofficial source…
    http://geoawesomeness.com/developers-up-in-arms-over-google-maps-api-insane-price-hike/
    one clip from the website tells us this…
    You will get the first $200 of monthly usage for free. And that should be enough to cover the majority of users who have a simple map embedded on their website as mentioned above. But, for those who use Dynamic Maps, $200 will take care of only 28,000 free page loads per month....

    My opinions…
    Telling your clients they now have to fork over their credit card to Google to have a map on their website will be troubling, in my opinion.
    Encompassing your “API” key and account on their website could add to your costs..
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    It has been requested, periodically, if Events Manager would make an option to use Open Street Maps. I have seen other plugins use Open Street Maps.

    How difficult that would be for the developers I don’t know.
    Maybe they are working on that right now.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Robswaimea.

    Plus One for development of Open Street Maps API use.

    Also, agree with the opinions above. Google not rich enough?

    For me, it is a “nicety” to have a map associated with my events, but not imperative.

    Perhaps… a small screen shot jpg on the location page, associated with the location link (to OpenStreetMaps no doubt) will work just as well for those finding a location for the first time.

    Perhaps just add the address’ google map URL on the page …which is probably exactly what I’ll do.

    Hi,

    now i’m using the osm plugin ( https://fr.wordpress.org/plugins/osm/ ) with this shortcode to show the map on single event page and single location page and and it works very well

    [osm_map lat=”#_LOCATIONLATITUDE” lon=”#_LOCATIONLONGITUDE” zoom=”16″ width=”100%” height=”300″ marker=”#_LOCATIONLATITUDE,#_LOCATIONLONGITUDE” map_border=”thin solid white” theme=”ol” marker_name=”Map-Pin-25px.png” marker_height=”43″ marker_width=”25″ marker_focus=”5″]

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by leleuf.

    Hi leleuf,

    Thanks a lot for the osm. It worked like a charm on my demo site but not on my localhosted site, so I assume it has to be on a live server for it to work.

    Thank you again.

    pferdetermine

    (@pferdetermine)

    Thanks @leleuf62 for the idea and the code. I had to change it a little , because your version did not work for me. The names have changed sligthly. It works now on the single event page. But I still do not have a solution for all events in the map or the locations in the map. Anyone who solved that with Open Street Map?
    What also does not work is to display the map marker-pop up-text with the list of events for that place….

    Here is my current code:

    
    {has_location}
    [osm_map_v3 map_center="#_LOCATIONLATITUDE,#_LOCATIONLONGITUDE" zoom="13" width="520" height="400" 
    marker_latlon="#_LOCATIONLATITUDE,#_LOCATIONLONGITUDE" map_border="thin solid white" marker_name="mic_green_horseriding_01.png" 
    marker_text="<strong>#_LOCATIONLINK</strong><p>#_LOCATIONADDRESS</p>
    #_LOCATIONPOSTCODE #_LOCATIONTOWN (#_LOCATIONSTATE)</br>"]
    {/has_location}
    

    AND what is important if you use a caching/optimizaton plugin like autopimize: add some of the js-files to the “exclude” part, because otherwise the maps are not displayed for not-logged-in users….

    If anyone has an idea what has to be done to display the marker text properly (that does not work in the above code) – your ideas are welcome 🙂

    hiddenline

    (@hiddenline)

    Sorry for my stupid question, but where exactly I have to paste this code?
    Thanks for helping,
    Wolfgang

    pferdetermine

    (@pferdetermine)

    Under the Events Manager Settings in the Formatting part for the single events page

    thank to the dev team for add Google map options in the Version 5.9.5

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