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How can we reduce the costs associated with the Google Maps APIs? – Static Maps API

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Problem:
- How can we reduce the costs associated with the Google Maps APIs?
Static Maps API

Solution:
You can find the proposed solution in this case with the following reply:
- https://toolset.com/forums/topic/without-openstreet-maps-how-can-we-make-google-maps-cheaper/#post-2366001

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Last updated by julieP 4 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Minesh.

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#2370461

In the thread below, if there are any links in the snippets of code Nigel has given as examples that point to a location other than the host website, could those links be unhidden please so that it's clearer how to implement static maps?

https://toolset.com/forums/topic/without-openstreet-maps-how-can-we-make-google-maps-cheaper/

#2370511

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Hello. Thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

You should login to your Toolset account first and then try to visit the related ticket link you shared and you should be able to see whole solution that is shared by Nigel.
=> https://toolset.com/forums/topic/without-openstreet-maps-how-can-we-make-google-maps-cheaper/

#2370727

Hi Minesh

I was logged in when I visited the thread. Does this mean ALL the links in the code snippets are for the Toolset user's website (non are google urls)??

#2370753

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Yes, the link will be automatically hidden for visitors. You will require to loggedin to see the links added within the code.

#2370805

Again: I was logged in when I visited the thread. Logged in or not, I see <u>hidden link</u> not the URL.

It's my understanding that this behaviour is applied to ALL links (whether the viewer is logged in or not) so as to not make public any urls used in tickets and that only the author of the ticket and Toolset support staff can see the original URL. I do know from past tickets, that support staff can unhide links that would be considered "public" (such as one to a google address) and this is what I'm asking for here (unless they need to remain hidden because they're not considered public which was my second question).

#2370813

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

I've pasted the whole solution to this link: hidden link

Could you please check if that helps you, in the mean time we will try to check and address the issue you facing.

#2370835

Minesh
Supporter

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

We also fixed the code snippet, the links should be visible to all visitor now.

#2371489

Excellent, thank you; that's much clearer now