Google Maps to Charge for Usage
Google Map link users will now be charged for high usage. From January 2012 the search engine giant will charge for Google Maps API service after the limit of 25,000 “hits” crosses in a single day.
Google Maps links is mostly used by travel related websites to provide link to the customers to view the destination inquired about. It is rumored that Google will charge $4 for every excess 1,000 views.
The high limit of 25,000 free hits are maintained by Google before charging “will only affect 0.35% of users.”