Photorealistic 3D Tiles now in Preview with updated daily quotas
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New Photorealistic 3D Tiles quota limits
Based on developer feedback, Google Maps Platform made a few changes to make it easier to use 3D Tiles. They’ve removed the experimental phase default daily quota limits on the individual tile requests. With no daily quota limits you now have uninterrupted interaction and exploration of your 3D experiences within a typical user session. There will still be a default daily quota limit on the Root Tile requests and Root Tile request will become the unit of billing for this API (although customers won’t be charged in Preview).
Updated Map Tiles policies
Google Maps Platform also updated Map Tiles policies to allow you to create promotional videos of the experiences you build. You’ll find additional guidelines around how to display the Google logo in your projects and follow our brand and data attribution policies for Map Tiles. These policies apply to the UI of all products or experiences built with this API, as well as for promotional videos of your applications.
Uninterrupted access and OAuth support
If you’ve already started using Photorealistic 3D Tiles in your products and experiences, your access to the Tiles will be uninterrupted. Google Maps Platform also added support for OAuth, but will continue to support API keys for your authentication.
2D Map Tiles showcasing Terrain, Roadmap and Satellite imagery
Street View Tiles showing the view over the Hudson River from Brooklyn, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge
The Goolge Maps Platform team continues to be inspired by the innovative ways in which developers across numerous industries are leveraging this API to enhance the way they share, explore, and understand the real world. From place-based storytelling for urban planning and architecture, to AR tourism and property showcasing, immersive education and even gaming–the possibilities are vast.
Let’s grab a virtual coffee to discuss how you can implement the tools that Google Maps Platform has to offer into your business today.