Launched: Google Maps Embed Pack 🗺

The Google Maps Embed Pack includes 5 formulas to make it easier to embed maps in your Coda docs:

  • Place(): Displays a map pin at a particular place or address, such as a landmark, business, geographic feature, or town.
  • View(): Returns a map with no markers or directions.
  • Directions(): Displays the path between two or more specified points on the map, as well as the distance and travel time.
  • StreetView(): Shows interactive panoramic views from designated locations.
  • Search(): Shows results for a search across the visible map region.

You can learn more here → Coda | Google Maps Embed

Will start to investigate the possibility to include additional Google Maps APIs, either by you providing your own API key or doing a credit/usage based Pack where you buy credits and then can use them against the API :man_bowing:

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@Leandro_Zubrezki, dude, you are a MACHINE !

yet another extremely useful pack

keep up the good work !

max

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hi @Leandro_Zubrezki , it is a nice start. I assumed to get back in Coda the travel time and distance in numeric values to manipulate, not as data on the map, see below. Is that in the planning?

Cheers, Christiaan

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Hi @Christiaan_Huizer !

Google Maps provides different APIs, Maps Embed, Maps Static, Directions, Distance Matrix, Geocoding and Place Details, among others!

From those APIs the only one free and unlimited is Maps Embed, the one currently available in the Pack. The rest of them are usage based, you get charged based on the number of requests you make to the API to get data back from Google Maps, as an example 1.000 Geocoding requests is $5.

The idea is to add support for additional APIs, providing your own API key or implementing a credit mechanism, you buy $10 of credits to do x number of requests. In both cases transparency on the cost of each operation will be important.

Hope that clears the doubts and the why the Maps API is difficult to work with :sweat_smile:

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thx for the feedback, well I own https://place.guru and know very well what you are talking about. It is a costly business with Google.

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Nice! Just created an account to take a look :slight_smile:, and yes, it is costly and the pricing is pretty difficult for reselling, but I will come up with something!