Google Maps API Premier is extremely cost-effective, starting at $10,000 just per year. Pricing is based on the number of map page views for externally facing websites. For internal uses, it is based on page views or number of vehicles being tracked. Please contact us for more information.
we offer a service called GlobeQlik, where you can render maps on different levels of detail. We use Open Street Map as mapping service and you can generate colored heatmaps, bubble charts on a map, regular pie charts on the map and much more.
Our pricing is based on the amount off different maps and their level of details. Even custom designed overlay shapes are possible. (and in most cases it's a lot cheaper than the above named pricing model ;-))
For more information please visit our website http://www.globeqlik.com or send me an email to email@example.com. In the download section of our homepage you can also find free samples.
GIS/Maps Analytics is a very interesting topic indeed.
However, there are many technical limitations in using Google Maps (GMaps) to display QlikView KPI indicators. Indeed, the drill-down, pan and selection capabilities are quite limited. Moreover, you cannot display several indicators at the same time and on the same map (background + foreground indicators), you are also limited to draw bubbles and therefore you cannot display pie/bar charts nor "real" heat maps. Finally, you cannot display QlikView KPIs on specific Sales/Business Areas with GMaps such as the Bricks in the Pharmaceutical sector (Brick = aggregation of zipcodes).
On top of that, there are also a few "commercial" aspects to be considered since many QlikView customers & channel partners use GMaps API "FREE" Key inside their QlikView server or rich client without complying with GMaps license terms...Indeed, for "professional internal use" (intranet, extranet or internet with username/password authentication to QlikView application), you must buy GMaps API "Premier" which costs about 10,000 $ USD per year or 8,500 euros per year + possible extra fees depending upon the total number of daily hits.
A few alternatives exist such as Open Street Map (totally FREE) or other WMS/TMS services. I hereby suggest you to have a look at our new mapping extension for QlikView 11 SR1 namely "GeoQlik v11.6":