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In the last couple of months Google has made changes to the Google Maps API that will effect users of the free version of BatchGeo. Google has previously allowed for up to 2500 geocodes from a single user in a day. It now appears that after 200 geocodes in a row they severely delay subsequent geocodes.
Previously this was just seen in beta version of the API, but starting 3/19/13 this change is being forced in production.
Unfortunately its not clear at this time if this is a bug or an actual change to the quotas. We have logged the issue with Google and will hopefully hear back an answer on it soon.
This does not effect your ability to create maps using BatchGeo Pro (which uses a licensed version of the Google Maps API with different quotas), nor does it effect maps with less than 200 markers. You can create larger than 200 marker maps but it will take a long, long time. Sorry for the inconvenience but it is a situation out of our control.
UPDATE: As a result of these changes from Google we have reduced the number of markers supported in our free version to 250.
Watch our video above and learn all about how BatchGeo can help you get a better understanding of your data.
We’ve always supported iPhone and iPad clients using a mobile web solution, but today we have released a native app for iOS clients. BatchGeo Mobile uses the MapKit framework just like your built-in Google Maps app, so its silky smooth and responsive to touch gestures. Find out more by visiting our mobile app page, or head straight over to the iTunes App Store.
We are proud to announce a new feature for our BatchGeo Pro users: Google Maps Street View integration. Now if locations on your map are of individual addresses and there is street view coverage in the area, you will be shown a photo of the location upon clicking the markers. See an example below:
We are excited to see another year of 200% growth and look forward to 2012 for more features, new users, and new ideas for making mapping easier than ever.
Here are some statistics from the last year:
- 626,995 maps created in 2011
- 223,218 active users
- 24,764 websites using our maps
Happy New Year from BatchGeo!
BatchGeo Pro now supports exporting your maps to high resolution PDF and image formats (such as PNG, GIF, or JPEG.) This makes it perfect for printing application where large format printers can be used. Attached below is a sample image taken of a map of crime data in Portland Oregon.
BatchGeo is more popular than ever with over 25,000 daily users and over 1 million maps created. Our new Pro product is perfect for people who love our free service but want more speed, security, and features. Its based on Google Maps Premier services which features a far faster geocoder and expanded terms of service from the free API.
Professional users have demanded speed and security, and that’s been our primary focus in launching BatchGeo Pro. However we plan to add many more features in the future while also continuing to improve our free product. For more on BatchGeo Pro head over to our features & pricing page.
Our support tool has an idea board where you can add feature requests and star other peoples submissions. This is a great way for us to prioritize feature additions in BatchGeo, so we highly recommend you take some time to add your ideas here and star them if they already exist:
As the video below demonstrates, Google Chrome is a wicked fast browser. We highly recommend using a modern browser when using BatchGeo for the best performance. Either Chrome, Firefox 4+, Internet Explorer 9+, or Safari. The great thing about Chrome though is that its always the latest version because its constantly updating itself in the background.
In some speed tests Chrome as been shown to be literally 100x faster than Internet Explorer. If you want quicker maps, Get Google Chrome! Update: Stuck in an enterprise environment with no Admin Privileges? Try Google Chrome Frame.