Usage Fees and Rules
Our services are provided free of charge
in allotments of 2500 transactions.
All we ask is that you
cite us in your work
add a link to us
on your website.
We throttle the free usage of our services to batches of 2500 records at a time to ensure that all free users
get the same level of service given our available computing resources.
Users who sign up as partners can process as many records as they like, they just need to re-fill their account by submitting a form
from within their account once their balance drops below 2500 records.
The details of this procedure are outlined in sections 1) below.
Non-throttled processing options are outlined in sections 2) and 3) below.
If you have questions about any of these usage fees or rules, please feel free to contact us
Credits and Transactions
The Texas A&M Geoservices website keeps track of how much each service is being utilized on a per-user, per-transaction basis.
To do this, we maintain a system of credits and transactions. In order to use the services you must have a positive
balance of credits associated with your account. Each time you use a service it is considered one transaction and one
credit is deducted from your account's balance.
When you initially sign up with The Texas A&M Geoservices website, you are alloted 2500 credits.
If you use all of your credits, you may obtain additional credits in one of three ways:
1) Partner Status Verification and Acceptance
If you are a registered user, you can continue to use the service for free once you have run out of
your initial credit allocation by becoming a partner. You must allow us to verify your information by
providing us with information about who you are, who your organization is, and what you are using the service for.
Becoming a partner means that:
i) you must add public attribution of our services on your site and any work that is
derived from the usage of our services including but not limited to products, services, reports, papers, and/or maps and
ii) that you agree to have your name and/or logo displayed on our site.
To make a partner request, signup and/or log in and
fill out this form.
Once you submit the form,
you will automatically be granted an additional allocation of credits while we verify your information.
After we recieve your status verification request we will review your submission and attempt to verify
your information. We may need to contact you, so please ensure that
your contact information
is complete, correct, and up-to-date. If we determine that you meet the criteria to qualify as a partner
we will notate this on your account and you will be able to obtain future credit authorizations without having to contact us.
2) One-time Purchases
If you are a partner who would rather not have to manually obtain more credits by continually requesting them trhough the site,
or you need to process more records than are allocated in batches under the partner program, or you are a user
who would just like to donate some money to help improve our services, you can purchase credits
online using your credit card or PayPal accounts according to the following payment rates. Once you
signup and/or login, you will be able to make your purchases from this payment page.
Transactions Per Cent
Cost Per Transaction
3) Service Level Agreements
If you anticipate needing to process a large amount of records for a long period of time for which manually adding credits
via the partner forms on the website would not be an acceptable option such as in a scheduled, automated, or web-service type process,
we offer service level agreements whereby a user can pay one set price per month and geocode up to a certain amount of records (including unlimited).
For information about this option or for a pricing quote, please contact us using the contact form
or call Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg directly at (979) 862-3551.
A Note About Refunds
We apologize, but we will not be able to provide refunds to customers who make payments to use our services.
This policy is in place because we provide our users the ability to process as much data as they wish for free under the terms of the partner program.
As such, any and all users have both the ability and ample opportunity to test the quality of our services
to ensure that they will meet their particular needs before making any form of purchase.
Our services are provided as-is and each individual user is responsible for and advised to determine if our services will meet their specific needs prior to making a payment.
For questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us using the contact form.