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Licensing issue using Google Map in a private FileMaker database?

Question asked by discopatrick on Jan 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2018 by HOnza

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Licensing issue using Google Map in a private FileMaker database?

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I like the idea of using Google Maps in my FileMaker database to display customer addresses.

However, I'm aware that the Google Maps licensing terms state that the API is only free to use when the end product is "freely and publicly accessible": https://developers.google.com/maps/licensing

So it would be fine to use a Google Map on our customer facing marketing website. But, as our FileMaker database is only used privately, and not by the public, I believe it falls outside of these terms, and therefore requires us to buy a license for the Google Maps API for Work.

I imagine most FileMaker databases are being used privately, so it seems that any of them that use the GetMap function would need this paid license.

Am I missing something here?

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