Monday, October 21, 2013

Introducing Google Maps Engine Pro

Google has today released a new mapping application as part of its Maps Engine series of map creation tools.

Google Maps Engine Pro, appears to be designed to make it as easy as possible for businesses to create their own Google Maps. Comparing the specifications of Google Maps Engine to Maps Engine Pro it appears that the 'Pro' version has slightly less functionality but a higher geocoding rate limit. There are also differences in how you pay for each product. Maps Engine Pro is charged by licence whereas Maps Engine is based on the number of map views.

The good news for potential customers is that you can now also get a free introductory account to Google Maps Engine. The introductory account gives you free access to the full Maps Engine platform but limits the number of map queries per day.

There is more good news as well for users of any of the Google Maps Engine products. A new mobile app allows you to now view your maps created with Google Maps Engine on your Android phone.

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