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Maps JavaScript API Usage and Billing

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Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

The Maps JavaScript API 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.

Pricing for the Maps JavaScript API

Under the pay-as-you-go pricing model, JavaScript map loads and panoramas are charged separately. (See Pricing for Maps, Routes, and Places: Dynamic Maps and Dynamic Street View.)

SKU: Dynamic Maps

A web page or application that displays a map using the Maps JavaScript API. A map is created with the google.maps.Map() class.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

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

SKU: Dynamic Street View

A dynamic Street View panorama is charged for each instantiation of a panorama object in a Maps JavaScript API, Maps SDK for Android, or Maps SDK for iOS 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 as follows:

Pricing for JavaScript Services

JavaScript services are priced separately. See the service's usage and billing page for more information:

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 Maps JavaScript API:

  • 500 requests per second (QPS).
  • 1 request per second (QPS) per IP address. In the Google Cloud Platform Console, this quota is referred to as Map loads per 100 seconds per user. By default, this quota is set to 100 requests per 100 seconds per user.

Terms of Use Restrictions

For complete details on allowed usage, consult the License Restrictions section in 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 JavaScript API:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Click the project drop-down and select a project.
  3. Open the Quotas page.
  4. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Maps JavaScript API.
  5. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Advanced maps loads card.
    A table lists the quota names and limits.
  6. 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.