Important changes to Google Maps free user quotas
Google is now charging high fees for users to access its maps and place search on a pay-by-use basis, and no longer provides free quotas. Maps and place search are temporarily disabled and we apologise for continued inconvenience.
Running this site as a subscription-based service will not work. Google charges per mouse click and key press, its bills very quickly escalate and are impossible to determine in advance using a socialised subscription model. Low users of our service would be subsidising high users and subscription costs would be very high.
We are planning to advise users to set up their own Google Maps billing account and obtain a Google Maps API (personal access code) through their account. The process is relatively quick and straightforward. We will be providing instructions on how to do this shortly.
On entering this site you will be asked to register (name, email address and Google Maps API). Entering your API will activate the maps and Google will bill you monthly based on your API usage. You have full control over your API usage and billing through your Google account.
Thank you for your patience.