Free or Low cost mapping solution (like google maps)
Posted on 2011-09-30
I am in the process of building a small web based application that requires an internet mapping solution. Google and Bing Maps are perfect examples of what I am looking for, except their business account pricing structure is not anywhere close to what I'm looking to pay.
Google pretty much has one price: $17,500 a year for unlimited use;
Microsoft has a more adjustable pricing structure, but their lowest offer is $5,000 for 1 million map views.
My application will have very low traffic. We're talking 5-10 users, each of which will login and use the mapping feature about 5 times a month on average. So with those numbers I'm thinking around 600 map views a year, which doesn't warrant the cost that Google and Microsoft are offering.
So my question: Does anyone know of a low-cost/free mapping solution that would fit my needs? Are there possibly any large account re-sellers that sell off small portions of their large account? Any pay per transaction price models out there?
Thanks for any and all ideas.