Quota and Reporting

This page is only for customers with a previous Maps APIs for Work or Maps API for Business license. This page is not applicable to customers with the new Google Maps APIs Premium Plan, which became available in January 2016.

Usage limits

Each request for an image from either the Street View Static API or Maps Static API counts as a single page view against your purchased quota. Your quota is shared across all applications and IP addresses using your client ID.

When you have used all of your purchased quota, you will need to renew your license promptly. If you need higher usage limits, please contact your Google Maps APIs for Work Account Manager for purchase information.

Reporting

Google Maps image API reports are available from the Google Cloud Support Portal.

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Support Portal.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Maps: Usage Report.

Maps Static API usage is reflected in the Static v2 column and Street View Static API usage is reflected in the Street View column of the reports.

Channel reports

To track usage across different applications using the same client ID, you may provide an optional channel parameter with your requests. By specifying different channel values for different aspects of your application, you can determine precisely how your application is used.

For example, your externally-facing website may access the API using a channel set to customer while your internal marketing department may use a channel set to mkting. Your reports will break down usage by those channel values.

The channel parameter must use the following format:

  • Must be an ASCII alphanumeric string.
  • Period (.), underscore (_) and hyphen (-) characters are allowed.
  • The channel parameter is case-insensitive; upper-case, mixed-case, and lower-cased channel parameters will be merged into their lower-case equivalent. For example, usage on the CUSTOMER channel will be combined with the usage on the customer channel.
  • The channel value must be a static value assigned per application instance, and must not be generated dynamically. You may not use channel values to track individual users, for example.

Up to 2,000 distinct channels can be used, per client ID.

The channel parameter is included in the request URL:

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap
  ?center=-15.800513,-47.91378
  &zoom=11
  &size=300x300
  &client=gme-yourclientid
  &channel=your_channel
  &signature=your_signature