Google Maps Platform Service Specific Terms

Last modified: October 15, 2018 | Previous Versions

Capitalized terms not defined in these Service Specific Terms have the meaning established in the Agreement. For the purpose of these Service Specific Terms, if the order is placed by a Reseller, then the term "Customer" as used below means Customer and/or Reseller based on which entity is accessing the applicable Service.

1. Directions API

The following terms apply only to the Directions API:

1.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Directions API  in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

1.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution in accordance with the Documentation if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Directions API without a corresponding Google Map.

1.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Directions API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

1.4 Caching. Customer can temporarily cache latitude (lat) and longitude (lng) values from the Directions API for up to 30 consecutive calendar days, after which Customer must delete the cached latitude and longitude values. Customer can cache Directions API Place ID (place_id) values, in accordance with the Directions API Policies.

2. Distance Matrix API

The following terms apply only to the Distance Matrix API:

2.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Distance Matrix API in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

2.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution, in accordance with the Documentation, if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Distance Matrix API without a corresponding Google Map.

2.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Distance Matrix API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

3. Geocoding API

The following terms apply only to the Geocoding API:

3.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Geocoding API in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

3.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution, in accordance with the Documentation, if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Geocoding API without a corresponding Google Map.

3.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Geocoding API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

3.4 Caching. Customer can temporarily cache latitude (lat) and longitude (lng) values from the Geocoding API for up to 30 consecutive calendar days, after which Customer must delete the cached latitude and longitude values. Customer can cache Geocoding API Place ID (place_id) values, in accordance with the Geocoding API Policies.

4. Geolocation API

The following terms apply only to the Geolocation API:

4.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Geolocation API in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

4.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution, in accordance with the Documentation, if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Geolocation API without a corresponding Google Map.

4.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Geolocation API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

4.4 Caching. Customer can temporarily cache latitude (lat) and longitude (lng) values from the Geolocation API for up to 30 consecutive calendar days, after which Customer must delete the cached latitude and longitude values.

5. Places API

The following terms apply only to the Places API:

5.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Places API in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

5.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution, in accordance with the Documentation, if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Places API without a corresponding Google Map.

5.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Places API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

5.4 Caching. Customer can temporarily cache latitude (lat) and longitude (lng) values from the Places API for up to 30 consecutive calendar days, after which Customer must delete the cached latitude and longitude values. Customer can cache Places API Place ID (place_id) values, in accordance with the Places API Policies.

6. Roads API

The following terms apply only to the Roads API:

6.1 Use without a Google Map. Customer may use Google Maps Content from the Roads API in Customer Applications without a corresponding Google Map.

6.2 Attribution Requirements. Customer must provide Google with attribution, in accordance with the Documentation, if Customer uses Google Maps Content from the Roads API without a corresponding Google Map.

6.3 No use with a non-Google map.  Customer must not use Google Maps Content from the Roads API in conjunction with a non-Google map.

6.4 Caching. Customer can temporarily cache latitude and longitude values from the Roads API for up to 30 consecutive calendar days, after which Customer must delete the cached latitude and longitude values. Customer can cache Roads API Place ID (placeId) values, in accordance with the Roads API Policies.

7. Street View API

The following terms apply only to the Street View API:

Customer can cache Street View API Panorama ID (pano_id) values, in accordance with the Street View API Policies.

8. Verification of Customer-Reported Subscriptions

8.1 Google has the ability to independently track Customer’s use of certain Services, but Google relies on Customer to measure its own usage of certain other Services (such as per-Asset Asset Tracking). To verify Customer’s usage of self-measured Services, Google may require the following once per calendar year:

(a)        a corporate officer’s certification that Customer has fully complied with the Agreement; and/or

(b)        an audit of Customer’s relevant records by a nationally-recognized independent auditor on 30 days prior written notice during Customer’s business hours.

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