We use geocodes(google map APIs) in our healthcare application to locate how far doctors and clinics are located from the patient. The locations are pointed on the map embedded into salesforce and also exact distances(in kilometres) are calculated and shown on the same page. Can we replace this mapping location solution with anything else with a cost lower than google maps API?
I'm a fan of Geocodio. First 2,500 lookups are free, then it's just $0.50 per each additional 1000 requests.
I also liked that they have the ability to make batch/bulk requests through their API which comes in handy when trying to navigate governor limits.
One thing to keep in mind in evaluating pricing is that not all API calls are created equal. Depending on the API you're integrating against the number of calls involved can vary. The way to evaluate the costs are to consider your workflows involving these APIs and count the # of API calls involved. From there consider the volumes.