Google Geo-coding API - Licensing cost

Hi there,

I need to create a solution in which I can create a web based map; containing a custom icon and some description for each address, and updated every 5 minutes.

This would not be a SAAS integration but rather, Integrated into our client's current solutions.

I am concerned about Google fees and I just cannot find a CLEAR AND SIMPLE FOR DUMMIES answer.

Thanks for your help,
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This page from Google:

seems to say the fee structure is:
First 25,000 API requests per day are free
Then after that it's $0.50 for each 1,000 API requests after the first 25,000 in a day.

If you're updating once per 5 mins then one user keeping the page open for an hour would generate 12 requests, so you could handle ~2,000 users per day if each visits for an hour (a long time) for free.

Hope that helps,


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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Thanks Doug,

Thats exactly what I need :)

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