Frequently Asked Question - Geocoding

Geocoding




Geocoding

Batch geocode function from backend

1 - Why after some geocode I get the 'Over quotas' message in geocode screen?

Because the Google Geocoding API has the following limits in place:

Users of the free API:

  • 2,500 requests per 24 hour period.
  • 5 requests per second.

Google Maps API for Work customers:

  • 100,000 requests per 24 hour period.
  • 10 requests per second.

Google Maps API for Work cost (today January 2015): 11'000$ / year. There is no other option.

2 - Why after less that 2500 geocodes I get the 'Over quotas' message in geocode screen?

You have probably a 'shared' hosting. And the quotas is used by another site on the same server. See next faq

3 - How to increase the batch Geocode limit?

A solution can be to change the Geocode Factory setting to Client side geocode, after you have used the server quota, then you should be able to do 5000 geocodes / day. Not sure this is allowed from google...

From the Geocode Factory control panel, go to component settings, Geocode tab, and enable the client/server geocode option.

4 - When I use the batch geocode I get this message: 'Coordinates properly saved (255 255 Error 'REQUEST_DENIED' : Your request was denied.)'?

This can be due because you are using an non registered google API key. Please remove the commercial API key from the component settings. If the issue presist, please enable the component debug mode, and open a ticket.