South BayGeo Meetup Message Board › Google Geocoding service - free vs Premier
The difference between 2500/day and 100K/day is a big gap.
Since we are just starting out, we don't expect to have a 100K/day load, but might exceed the 2500/day.
Has anyone experienced this?
What happens if you are using the free account and exceed the 2500/day? Does this volume need to be sustained for days/weeks/months? What happens if we are barely over the 2500/day and not close to the 100K/day? Does Google send an administrative message or just shut off the service until the account is upgraded? What are the thresholds?
I'm just trying to find out what to watch out for and if I should be concerned with using the free service until the load is over a 100K/day for a sustainable period of time.
Any insights are appreciated.
San Francisco, CA
Before delving into discussion, are you sure its not $840/month from 2500/day to 100k/day?
For discussion: We faced the same questions and decided the answer was to build our own geocoder. Google gets expensive when used commercially.
That said, building a geocoder is a very daunting task.
Part of your decision process should include:
We developed our own geocoder. I am interested to hear more about what you envision using your geocoder for. That will inform my responses and make them more useful.