Maps SDK for Android Usage and Billing

Pay-As-You-Go pricing

The Maps SDK for Android uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

How usage and billing work under the pay-as-you-go model

  • The Google Maps Platform APIs are billed by SKU.
  • Usage is tracked for each Product SKU, and an API may have more than one Product SKU.
  • Cost is calculated by: SKU Usage x Price per each use.
  • For each billing account, for qualifying Google Maps Platform SKUs, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month, and automatically applied to the qualifying SKUs.

For more information, see Google Maps Platform Billing and Google Maps Platform Reporting.

SKU: Mobile Native Dynamic Maps

A Google map object in a Maps SDK for Android mobile application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

A single map load is accrued for each instantiation of a SupportMapFragment object in a Maps SDK for Android mobile application.

User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.

With the pay-as-you-go pricing model, the creation of a Street View panorama is no longer charged as a Mobile Native map load. It is charged as a Dynamic Street View.

SKU: Dynamic Street View

Street View panoramas and map loads are now charged separately. A dynamic Street View panorama is charged for each instantiation of a panorama object in a Maps SDK for Android application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.014 USD per each
(14.00 USD per 1000)
0.0112 USD per each
(11.20 USD per 1000)
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An instantiation of a panorama object occurs on Android with the StreetViewPanorama object.

Other usage limits

All mobile usage of the Maps SDK for Android is unlimited, but you can set quota limits to cap your project's usage of Dynamic Street View requests through the Maps SDK for Android. See Manage your cost of use for instructions.

Terms of Use restrictions

For information on terms of use, see the License Restrictions section of the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.

Manage your cost of use

To manage your cost of use of the Google Maps Platform APIs, you can set daily quota limits on all requests to any billable API.

To view or change quota limits for the Maps SDK for Android:

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
  2. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Maps SDK for Android.
  3. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Billable Requests card.
    A table lists the quota names and limits.
  4. To change a quota limit, click the Edit icon for that limit.
    In the dialog that appears, in the Quota Limit field, enter the preferred billable daily quota limit (up to the quota limit, if any, specified by Google) and click Save.

If your API usage reaches your billable quota limit on any given day, your application will not be able to access the API for the remainder of that day.

Premium Plan customers

For more information, see Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits.