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Frequently Asked Questions
- How has pricing changed?
Starting June 11, 2018, a new pay-as-you-go pricing plan will go into effect for Maps, Routes, and Places. This 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. We would also like to highlight that beginning June 11, we’re changing the pricing for our Maps, Routes, and Places products. You can review the pricing table and see the API-specific billing changes page for more information. Premium Plan customers will transition to the new pricing plan when their current contract expires.
- Can I still use Google Maps Platform for free?
Yes. Starting June 11, 2018, when you enable billing, you get $200 free usage every month for Maps, Routes, or Places. Based on the millions of users using our APIs today, most of them can continue to use Google Maps Platform for free with this credit.
- What products can I use with the $200 monthly free credit?
Maps, Routes, and Places. The credit does not apply to our gaming, ridesharing, or asset tracking industry solutions.
- What is the pricing after I exceed the $200 monthly free credit?
You only pay for what you use. You can review rates and access your spending any time in your Google Cloud Platform Console, where you can also set daily quotas to protect against unexpected increases. You can also set billing alerts to receive email notifications when charges reach a preset threshold determined by you.
- Are there other APIs or SDKs that are free to use?
Yes. In addition to the $200 monthly free credit, all users get:
- Free Maps usage for iOS, Android, and Embed (for displaying maps only)
- Free Maps URLs
- Can I try Google Maps Platform before deciding to purchase?
Yes. We want you to experience the speed, accuracy, and comprehensive coverage of our Maps, Routes and Places products. The first $200 of usage is free every month.
- Is a credit card or billing account required?
Yes. Even though the first $200 a month is free, we ask for your credit card or billing account to cover any amount you spend over this free credit. When you’re billed, we'll credit your account for the first $200 of monthly usage. If your estimated usage will be above $200 a month and you don’t have a credit or debit card to set up a billing account, a local Google Maps Partner may be able to help.
- When do I need an Enterprise account?
Businesses with high-volume usage who are looking for volume pricing discounts, enterprise-grade customer support, and/or offline contracts should contact us about setting up an Enterprise account.
- How is pricing structured for the Maps product?
For each map load, there is a per-load cost, which varies depending on whether it’s a static or dynamic map load or a static or dynamic Street View load. At no additional cost, your users can pan, zoom in and out, and change layers on their maps as much as they’d like.
- Will nonprofit organizations or other organizations who currently have Google grants continue to receive Google Maps Platform grants?
Absolutely. We’re expanding our non-commercial program for Google Maps Platform. Existing Google for Nonprofit users who are currently receiving Google Maps Platform grants will transition to Google Maps Platform credits.
Eligible nonprofits, startups, crisis response, and news media organizations may apply for Google Maps Platform credits through the following programs:
- Can I apply my Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits to Google Maps Platform?
GCP customers can apply their $300 new account credit towards Google Maps Platform. For other GCP credits, it depends on whether the credit can be applied to any GCP product, or only a specific GCP product. Please visit the billing section of the Google Cloud Platform Console, where you can view what each credit covers.
To enable APIs or set up billing, we'll guide you through a few tasks:
- Pick product(s) below
- Select a project
- Set up your billing