FW: [Action Required] onebusaway.org requires a Google Maps Platform account

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Barbeau, Sean

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Jun 5, 2018, 9:37:43 AM6/5/18
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Hi all,

Please note that Google Maps is changing their plans for Maps APIs keys – this will affect you if you have a website deployed (including as part of the onebusway-application-modules, for example onebusaway-webapp) that shows a Google Map.  If you’re hosting the site on your own domain (i.e., not onebusaway.org) then you should have gotten a separate communication directly from Google on this topic.

 

Sean

 

From: 'Google Maps Platform' via Info <in...@onebusaway.org>
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 5:59 PM
To: in...@onebusaway.org
Subject: [Action Required] onebusaway.org requires a Google Maps Platform account

 

Hi,

We’ve noticed that the domain onebusaway.org is accessing Google Maps Platform without an account (an account requires a billing profile and a valid API key). We have done our best to determine who the administrator of this domain is, and we believe you may be that person. If you are, please read below for important information about your implementation that requires immediate action. If you are not the right person, we’d appreciate it if you could forward this note to a person administering this domain.

What will begin happening on June 11th

In June 2016, we communicated that we would stop supporting keyless usage (any request that doesn’t include an API key or Client ID). More recently, on May 2, 2018, we announced that beginning on June 11, 2018, keyless Maps API calls will return low-resolution maps watermarked with “for development purposes only”, and keyless calls to other APIs will return an error.

To avoid a service interruption to your application(s), please visit our Get Started page to enable a billing account and generate and insert an API key into your code. You may be eligible for a one time $300 Google Cloud Platform credit that can be applied to Google Maps Platform usage.

Google public programs

Eligible nonprofits, startups, crisis response organizations, and news media organizations may be able to receive Google Maps Platform credit by applying for one of our public programs.

Please read our Guide for Existing Users to learn more about these public programs, understand other changes we announced on May 2nd, and learn how these changes may impact your account and what steps you need to take. If you need additional help, please contact our support team.

Thank you for using Google Maps Platform.

Best Regards,

The Google Maps Platform Team

© 2018 Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory service announcement to update you about important changes to Google Maps Platform or your account.

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Sheldon A. Brown

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Jun 5, 2018, 1:09:41 PM6/5/18
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I'll be happy to provide some example commits on how to address this issue if it affects you.

Sheldon

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