From: Google Maps Platform <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 2:58 PM
Subject: [Action Required] wmflabs.org requires a Google Maps Platform account
We’ve noticed that the domain wmflabs.org is accessing Google Maps Platform without an account (an account requires a billing profile and a valid API key). We have done our best to determine who the administrator of this domain is, and we believe you may be that person. If you are, please read below for important information about your implementation that requires immediate action. If you are not the right person, we’d appreciate it if you could forward this note to a person administering this domain.
What will begin happening on June 11th
In June 2016, we communicated that we would stop supporting keyless usage (any request that doesn’t include an API key or Client ID). More recently, on May 2, 2018, we announced that beginning on June 11, 2018, keyless Maps API calls will return low-resolution maps watermarked with “for development purposes only”, and keyless calls to other APIs will return an error.
To avoid a service interruption to your application(s), please visit our Get Started page to enable a billing account and generate and insert an API key into your code. You may be eligible for a one time $300 Google Cloud Platform credit that can be applied to Google Maps Platform usage.
Google public programs
Eligible nonprofits, startups, crisis response organizations, and news media organizations may be able to receive Google Maps Platform credit by applying for one of our public programs.
Please read our Guide for Existing Users to learn more about these public programs, understand other changes we announced on May 2nd, and learn how these changes may impact your account and what steps you need to take. If you need additional help, please contact our support team.
Thank you for using Google Maps Platform.
The Google Maps Platform Team
We should announce on email@example.com and work with affected project maintainers to see if there is any help that we can give in getting them developer keys or connecting them with other projects that they can use to replace Google Maps in their project.