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Posting a new answer here as this ranks highly on Google on the topic of Geocoder result licensing. Here's what I understand to be true for the non-enterprise version of Google Maps / Google Places: You can't store geospatial data or address data You can store some data, but only for performance purposes in limited cases (see


It all depends on your file size. QGIS freezes after it has geocoded the first 8 records for me when I do more than 10 addresses. My recent file had N=1,166 records and it took at least 10 minutes. Google apparently limits the rate of geocodes per second. Bottom line: The larger the file, the longer the wait time. QGIS will return to normal after all your ...

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