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Is route builder still down? Other problem?

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Is the route builder (still) down? Or am I encountering an issue?

Been a while since I've tried to use it and was unsure if all the Google Maps madness had passed. I can get as far as filling out the details of a new route but after I click "Build Route" I get a popup saying, "Directions query failed: REQUEST_DENIED".
asked Dec 4, 2018 in Support and help by PatientRock (130 points)
Using developer tools, I found this response from the Google Maps API:

Directions Service: This IP, site or mobile application is not authorized to use this API key. Request received from IP address, with referer: For more information on authentication and Google Maps JavaScript API services please see:
Still the case, so i suppose some beg for money from them?
Same for me. Is there any official answer from PGC regarding this problem.

For sure, its the new payment model from Google making problems here.

2 Answers

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I would imagine they are using Google's Directions API, which they are charging more for now. I would guess that they'll either need to use a new route builder or find a way to let folks input their own API key to continue to use this.
answered Jan 5, 2019 by chrispt (1,870 points)
Using your own API key is against the terms of usage of the Google Maps.
Yes, I certainly understand and would never condone it.
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I don't know exactly when it changed back (not right now), but the route builder is working.
answered Apr 2, 2019 by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (136,980 points)