Google Maps Update

Everything Your Hotel Should Know About the Google Maps Update - Travel Tripper

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Everything Your Hotel Should Know About the Google Maps Update

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A few months ago, Google announced big changes to its Google Maps Platform. These changes included a new pay-as-you-go pricing structure that requires websites and applications that exceed a certain number of “calls” within the Google Maps API to use paid plans.

Historically, the Maps API has been a free-to-use platform, enabling many businesses around the world to embed a Google Map within their website. This feature would often contain custom information, such as a marker pin that highlighted a business’s exact location.

The result of inaction during the Google Maps update

If you didn't pay attention to any of the warning notifications that Google Maps sent out, you might have noticed that your custom maps stopped working a couple of weeks ago and was replaced by a Google Maps watermark.

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