Google My Maps Pro Now Free

Dec 4, 2014 • 8:00 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Pegman Google MapsGoogle has a pro version of My Maps named My Maps Pro. That version gave you more features and access to make your own maps but cost $5 per month.

Google sent emails to My Maps Pro users that it is now going free. Google said "My Maps Pro will soon be available for free." They will stop charging these users, but support will go away and only be handled in the forums.

Here are the differences between My Maps and My Maps Pro:

  My Maps  My Maps Pro 
Map layers 5 per map 10 per map
Features
(points, lines, shapes)
2,500 per map 10,000 per map
Attributes
(values in info windows)
15 per feature 50 per feature
Import types Spreadsheet, CSV, TSV, or KML Spreadsheet, CSV, TSV or KML
Spreadsheet/CSV file import 500 rows, up to 20 MB 2,000 rows, up to 40 MB
Access to shared Pro maps View only View or edit
Map loads
(views of your embedded/published maps by others)
2,500 views per day 25,000 views per day
Printed maps New! Screen resolution High resolution (4x screen resolution)
Google Maps Coordinate New! 
(mobile workforce management tools)
 

I assume now all the differences will be migrated?

Here is a copy of the email:

Hi,

We’re pleased to announce that the mapping features of My Maps Pro will soon be available for free, and we’ll no longer offer a paid version of My Maps.

What happens to my existing maps?

Your existing data won't change, and you can still access all your maps at google.com/mymaps. The only change we're making is to the price: you no longer need to pay for any of the advanced functionality. That means that everyone can make even more amazing maps at no extra charge!

What about my subscription?

We will automatically stop charging online subscription fees in December.

Do I still get support?

We will now offer support exclusively through the My Maps forum. You can request features and send us bug reports using our feedback form, as always.

We’ll continue to monitor the direct feedback line for existing My Maps Pro customers through the end of the month, after which time all support will transition to the forum.

Thanks!
The My Maps Team

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