I'm trying to geocode two csv files with 10 addresses each. When I tried with the first one, every address was located by Google, but when geocoding the second file I get this error:

Exceeded Daily Google Limit: 0 addresses geocoded

I got a Google API Key for geocoding and even after using this key, I still get the same error. These are the keys I got from Google

api keys example

  • are these API keys the ones that I need?
  • If so, why does MMQGIS say that I've exceeded my daily limit?
  • Is there another way to geocode in QGIS?
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    You could spin up a CARTO account, geocode your data, and export it back to CSV/Shapefile. But I'm not sure why you're getting that error... Oct 7, 2017 at 16:47

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Is there another way to geocode in QGIS? with MMQGIS you can change the webservice to Nominatim .
OSM Nominatim geocode service

No more need an API key, but please have a look to the policies

  • "No limit" is incorrect, there's a usage policy you have to adhere to, ref.: operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/nominatim
    – mmd
    Oct 8, 2017 at 16:38
  • I was thinking about that. I mean No Number limit. Obliviously, as @mmd said, there is some requierement to respect. But in you case, 10 adresses will not be a problem. Oct 8, 2017 at 16:38
  • Well, the OSM geocoder does geocode but it's not as efficient as the one from google. I think it's an alternative, but it's not the best one. Oct 10, 2017 at 0:37

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