Since Google opted to monetize their Maps – the process of getting them into websites has been much harder. Google insist on a billing account linked to a banking details (even though the $200 odd credit is very rarely used up). There is also an array of API options which need to be selected to match with the plugin that is being used. From a developer’s perspective this is heavily over engineered and from a client’s perspective invariably means higher costs.
Although the majority of client’s will never get through the $200 odd credit gifted by Google each month – it is the initial setting up which takes more time than it should.
I have come across a very reasonable alternative in Open Street Maps
OSM are not new and have a growing support and fan base – which has been given a huge boost due to Google’s decisions move their maps to a pay-as-your-visitors-use proposition.
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