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To enable billing, we'll guide you through the Google Cloud Platform Console to complete a few tasks:
- Create or choose a project
- Set up or choose your billing profile
- Enable billing on your project
Pricing and Billing Changes
Starting June 11, 2018, a new pay-as-you-go pricing model is rolling out for Google Maps Platform APIs. The new plan gives you more flexibility and control over how you use our APIs. You can use as much or as little as you need and only pay for what you use each month.
To provide you with an additional month of lead time, the new pricing won’t go into effect until July 16, 2018. Between June 11 and July 16, 2018, your use of the Google Maps Platform APIs will continue to be billed under the previous pay-as-you-go pricing model.
For more information on what’s changing, review the API-specific Billing Changes and the guide to understanding billing. You can also estimate your monthly bill under the new pricing model with the pricing calculator.
Previous Pay-As-You-Go Usage Limits and Pricing
Until July 16, 2018, the Geolocation API has the following limits in place:
Standard Usage Limits
Users of the standard API:
Enable pay-as-you-go billing to unlock higher quotas:
$0.50 USD / 1000 additional requests, up to
Requests per Day (QPD) limits are ending, starting June 11, 2018
For Existing Cusomers:
- If you are an existing customer, using the Google Maps Platform before June 11, 2018, you will be billed under the previous pay-as-you-go pricing until July 16, 2018.
- Note: Starting on June 11, 2018, Google will begin to roll out the removal of the default QPD limits on existing billing accounts. This process may take up to six weeks.
- If you rely on the default QPD limits to help you manage your cost of use, we recommend you set your own daily limits in the Google Cloud Platform Console, to override the default QPD limits set by Google. This will ensure that your preferred QPD limits remain in place.
For New Customers:
- If you are a new customer, using the Google Maps Platform starting on or after June 11, 2018, you will be billed under the previous pay-as-you-go pricing until July 16, 2018.
- Note: New customers will have unlimited QPD starting on June 11, 2018.
- To help you manage your cost of use, you can set your own QPD limits in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
New Pay-As-You-Go Pricing
Effective July 16, 2018
How billing works under the new 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.
See guide to understanding billing for more information.
Important: Enable Billing
As of July 16, 2018, to continue to use the Google Maps Platform APIs, you must enable billing on each of your projects. If you choose not to add a billing account, your maps will be degraded, or other Maps API requests will return an error.
Pricing for the Geolocation API
Effective July 16, 2018, the Geolocation API is priced as follows:
A Geolocation SKU is charged for requests to the Geolocation API.
|MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
|0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
|0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
|Contact Sales for volume pricing|
Other Usage Limits
While you are no longer limited to a maximum number of requests per day (QPD), the following usage limits are still in place for the Geolocation API:
- 100 requests per second (QPS), per user.
Manage Your Cost of Use
To manage your cost of use of the Google Maps Platform APIs, you can set daily limits to all requests to any billable API.
To view or change daily billable limits for the Geolocation API, do the following:
- Go to the Geolocation API Quotas page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
- From the projects list, select a project.
- In the Requests section, on the Requests per day line, click the edit icon, then enter the preferred total billable daily quota, up to the limit (if any) specified by Google.
If your API usage reaches your billable limit on any given day, your application will not be able to access the API for the remainder of that day.
- Managing your billing accounts
- Modify a project's billing settings
- Viewing your cost trends with billing reports
- Setting budgets and alerts
- Capping API usage
- Optimization Guide for Google Maps Platform
- API Key Best Practices
Premium Plan Customers
If you are on an existing Premium Plan contract, you will transition to pay-as-you-go pricing when your current contract expires. This transition will be done for you – there are no code changes you need to implement. Your account manager will contact you prior to your renewal date to assist you during this transition.
Geolocation API Usage Limits for Existing Premium Plan Users
Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers:
* Default limit. Contact your Google Enterprise Sales Account Manager if you need a higher limit.
Additional benefits of a premium plan:
See the Premium Plan guide for more info.