Google Maps Platform
Supporting not-for-profit COVID-19 response efforts with Google Maps Platform credits
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen an inspiring response from our developer community. To support response efforts, we’ve expedited the processing of Google Maps Platform credit applications for COVID-19-related not-for-profit projects that offer a publicly-available website or mobile app. Once interested not-for-profit developers and organizations submit their application, our team will closely review to determine eligibility. Developers who need help getting started to quickly deliver helpful, needed services to their communities, can visit the developer resource hub for more info.
Review the eligibility details on the developer resource site. Only those websites and apps offering legitimate services and/or disseminating information from authoritative sources (e.g. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, state and local health agencies) are eligible.
Create a Google Cloud Platform account
Because a billing account is required to administer the program credits, you’ll need to set up a billing account
Enable the Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs you want to use
Generate an API key to authenticate your requests to the platform
APIs/SDKs for common crisis response use cases
Any of the Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs can be useful for crisis response and relief projects, but we compiled a cheat sheet to help you quickly identify which APIs and SDKs can be used for a few relevant use cases.
Use case: I want to display the location of a place, like a testing site, on a map
If you have any technical questions as you're building, please check our technical documentation, StackOverflow, or reach out to us via our other support channels. Once again, please visit the developer resource hub to apply for credits.
To hear about what the Google Maps Platform community is doing in response to COVID-19, please come back to the blog over the next few weeks. For more information on Google Maps Platform, visit our website.