What Has Changed ?
Google Maps Now Requires Each Site Have It’s Own Maps-Key
Google announced a massive revamp of its Google Maps function
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?
As of June 11, 2019, you will need a valid API key and a Google Cloud Platform account to access the core Google Maps APIs.
If the Map on your site stops working, Google may drop you from its searches and your customers will not be able to find you.
Why Is This Happening ?
GOOGLE has put this in place because there are a small percentage of websites that have VERY HIGH maps usage and they need to bill them for it.
GOOGLE SAYS 99% OF ITS CUSTOMERS WILL NEVER REACH THE USAGE LIMITS, BUT ALL SITES MUST HAVE THEIR OWN KEY.