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Using lightning-map doesn't require the end user to supply an api key. The considerations in the lightning-map docs mention 10 geocoded addresses as a hard limit with a recommended max of 100 locations.

Is anyone aware of undocumented limitations on the map that customers should be aware of, such as the total number of map loads per day?

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With the new partnership between Salesforce and Google, these services are native to the platform which is why you do not need a Google API key. I cannot find any mention of them counting towards an Org's daily limits in the Salesforce Developer Limits and Allocations Quick Reference and believe they are now a free service provided as part of your org's license agreement with Salesforce.

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  • I suppose Salesforce weighs the cost of these API transactions (probably trivial, considering their profit margins) against the bling factor the lightning-map component provides, and the decision comes down in favor of bling. – Matthew Souther Dec 3 '19 at 5:09
  • @crmprogdev Thanks, I suspect you're right that it'd be in that quick reference (or the lightning-map component docs) if it existed, so I'm accepting your answer. – Joe Flowers Dec 3 '19 at 5:21

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