why can't I enter in the address anymore? It only gives me longitude and latitude coordinate options.
Why did you guys get rid of entering the address option? I can no longer type in an address and map it out. It only give me the option to put in the coordinates.
AdminAdam Krogh (Admin, SnazzyMaps) commented
I had removed the search bars because I was trying to reduce the Google Maps bill for using their APIs. I think I have things under control so I've re-enabled the search bars. Hopefully things go well and I can keep them on the site. Let me know if anyone has any other suggestions for our maps!
The reason :
"Recent Site Updates
As of July 1st, 2019, Google has decided to charge us for the usage of its Google Maps API. This has dramatically affected Snazzy Maps to the point that we're unsure if we'll be able to keep the site up.
At the start of the month, our charges totaled more than $300 per day for a bill of more than $10,000 per month.
This is clearly unsustainable for us as we have always offered our features for free to help designers and developers work with Google Maps. As a result, we have had to start cutting out features that are accumulating the most cost for us, including removing:
The ability to preview dynamic maps on the Explore Styles list
The search for a location feature on styles and in the map builder
The dynamic map preview on the style details page
The download map image functionality
With the above changes, we were able to cut our costs by 70%. Unfortunately, this is still not enough and we are evaluating additional changes such as temporarily disabling new style creation. We are also evaluating monetization options without putting up paywalls and restricting access.
We know these changes negatively affect the user experience and overall usefulness of Snazzy Maps. It's disappointing but we are working hard to keep the site alive for our users.
Thank you for sticking with us through this transition period!"
All my thanks to the team for their amazing work !
Same issue! I need help!
Exactly. This is an extra step that more than often causes me not to use one of your maps. Please change this back.
Why disappeared the string "Search"? How now to enter a specific place of search - for example, the name of the city?
Same here - is there a reason searching via address has been removed?