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Changes to Bulk Uploads: Introducing pay-per-use pricing and removing 10,000 markers limit

Due to increased cost from our service providers, we need to start charging for large data uploads (> 500) to ZeeMaps. At the same time, we are removing the restriction of 10,000 entries per map.

Each map will still be eligible for up to 500 entries upload for free.

If your upload has more than 500 entries, you may require credits for the upload to succeed. Credits can be applied to any map in your account. The total number of entries in your map, after an upload, cannot exceed the number of credits you have purchased.

If all the maps in your account are below 500 entries, you do not have to worry about purchasing any credits. This new policy does not affect your maps.

If your upload has more than 500 entries, but contains rows with numerical geographical coordinates (latitude, longitude) for each marker, you do not have to worry. You do not need to purchase any credits.

If your upload has more than 500 entries, and you want to bulk upload entries through CSV, Google Spreadsheet or copy-and-paste, without geographical coordinates, you will need to purchase credits for your uploads to succeed. The number of credits that you purchase must be more than the total number of entries in all your map after the upload.

Individual additions through the Add Marker interface do not require credits, even for large maps.

As an illustration, if you have a map with 1,000 entries and you delete and upload 1,000 entries on the map regularly, you need to purchase credits for only 1,000 entries. You can do any number of delete-and-uploads on that map, as long as the total number of entries after an upload does not exceed 1,000.

To purchase credits, you will need to register and sign-in with ZeeMaps. The Sign-In/Register link can be found at the top right of the ZeeMaps Home page and your map page. Once you have signed-in, then go to your map and click on the Account > Upload Credits menu item to purchase credits.

Credits do not expire. You just have to keep your total map entries below the number of credits that you have purchased, for future large uploads to succeed.

Please let us know if we can assist in any way in your transition to the new policy.

2 Comments

  • Sharon
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Hi, this is off-topic, but speaking of upgrading…. wondering if I need to upgrade in order to have the legend display my own marker icons?

    I’ve been uploading my own marker icons individually using “customize marker icons” as I make my map. My marker icons show up on the map, but the original zeemaps icons still show up in the legend. How can I put my own marker icons in the legend? Is that a function of upgrading? (In the “help” section, there’s only instructions about adding text to coincide with each icon, nothing about how to make sure your icons also appear in the legend.)

    Thanks,

    Sharon.

    • ZeeMaps
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink

      Hi Sharon,

      The legend should automatically show a smaller sized version of your custom icons. If it doesn’t, please let us know the map URL and we will investigate further.

      ZeeMaps Team.

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