I want to keep using Google Maps. What do I do?
Keeping Google Maps is easy. You can either create your own Google API key, or you can use our integrated option and we will bill you based on our tiered billing model.
How much will it cost to use Google Maps?
If you use your own Google API key, you will get $200/month in free usage. This will cover map draws and some of the geocoding that is required for geocoding locations. Based on our estimates, we expect this to cover accounts that do up to 15,000 to 20,000 searches per month. Once you exceed the $200 credit, Google uses a pay-as-you-go model. For pricing look here.
If you want us to bill you, pricing will be based on a tiered model. This will cover both map draws and geocoding.
How do I get a Google Maps API key?
Getting a Google Map API key is pretty easy. Here are step-by-step instructions. If you have trouble, let us know. We are happy to help.
How do I configure my account for integrated billing?
Currently, we don’t have functionality that allows you to update your account to this option. However, we can easily set it up for you manually. Contact us at 800-606-1415, or via chat or email, and we can help.
What is Mapbox?
Mapbox is a mapping service which was originally based on Open Street Data. It’s a great company and has a number of high profile customers that use their service. Learn More.
How much does Maxbox cost?
We will offer free Mapbox maps for existing customers. New customers will get 10,000 mapdraws as part of their subscription and then be charged based on a tiered usage model.
Will I lose any functionality if we switch to Mapbox?
No, the functionality we use in Bullseye is the same for both services.
Can I use my own Mapbox API key
Yes, if you already have one or wish to get one of your own, you can copy and paste it to the mapping configuration screen under Settings>Setup>Mapping.
What happens if I do nothing?
If you do not want to keep Google Maps by getting your own key or purchasing the integrated mapping, your account will switch automatically to using Mapbox maps on June 11.
Which is better, Google or Mapbox?
Both are great mapping options. Google has been around longer so customers may be more familiar with the styling of Google Maps. Mapbox is new on the scene, but is a well-funded company that is rapidly growing. Their maps look great and people are becoming familiar with the styling.