Billing: mapping previous SKUs to new SKUs

On June 11, 2018, we launched a new pay-as-you-go pricing model for the Google Maps Platform APIs. We have also introduced some new features, and changed the way that certain APIs and features are billed. This document provides a comparison of SKUs before and after June 11, 2018.

Billing report grouped by SKU
Figure 1: The billing report table displaying usage and cost line items by SKU.

When viewing your billing report by SKU, the first two columns in the table are Product and SKU. To help you understand the revised product billing and compare it to the previous model, in the tables below, you'll see the previous Products and SKUs (used before June 11, 2018) and how they map to the new Products and SKUs (used starting June 11, 2018).

  • If the billing model is using the same SKU ID (as indicated in the table), usage was tracked against this SKU before June 11, 2018, and will continue to be tracked.
  • If the billing model is using a new SKU ID, usage began to be tracked against the new SKUs on June 11, 2018.

For more information on billing, see our guide to understanding billing for the Google Maps Platform APIs.

Maps product

APIs in Maps include: Maps SDK for Android; Maps SDK for iOS; Maps JavaScript API; Maps Static API; Street View API; Maps Embed API; and Maps URLs.

  Product and SKUs on bill BEFORE June 11   Product and SKUs on bill AFTER June 11  
APIs Previous Product Previous SKU   New Product New SKU SKU ID new?
Maps SDK for Android Google Maps Android API Map Loads   Maps and Street View Dynamic Maps Mobile New SKU ID
Maps SDK for iOS Google Maps SDK for iOS Map Loads   Maps and Street View Dynamic Maps Mobile New SKU ID
Maps JavaScript API Google Maps JavaScript API Dynamic Maps   Maps and Street View Dynamic Maps New SKU ID
Previously, same SKU was used for all JS Maps and Panos map loads. Now, unique SKU for each.   Maps and Street View Dynamic Street View New SKU ID
Maps Static API Google Static Maps API Static Maps   Maps Static API Static Maps Same SKU ID
Street View API Street View API Static Street View   Street View API Static Street View Same SKU ID
Maps Embed API n/a n/a   Maps Embed API Embed New SKU ID
Previously, Embed use was not billed. Now, Embed is billed when used with advanced modes.   Maps Embed API Embed Advanced New SKU ID

Routes product

APIs in Routes include: Directions API; Distance Matrix API; and Roads API.

  Product and SKUs on bill BEFORE June 11   Product and SKUs on bill AFTER June 11  
APIs Previous Product Previous SKU   New Product New SKU SKU ID new?
Directions API Directions API Requests   Directions API Directions New SKU ID
Previously, same SKU was used for all Directions requests. Now split between basic and advanced requests.   Directions API Directions Advanced New SKU ID
Distance Matrix API Distance Matrix API Entries   Distance Matrix API Distance Matrix New SKU ID
Previously, same SKU was used for all Distance Matrix requests. Now split between basic and advanced requests.   Distance Matrix API Distance Matrix Advanced New SKU ID
Roads API, route traveled with snap to roads Roads API Requests   Roads API Roads - Route Traveled New SKU ID
Roads API, nearest roads Roads API Requests   Roads API Roads - Nearest Road New SKU ID

Places product

APIs in Places include Places API, Places SDK for Android; Places SDK for iOS; Places Library, Maps JavaScript API; Geocoding API; Geolocation API; Time Zone API; and Elevation API.

  Product and SKUs on bill BEFORE June 11   Product and SKUs on bill AFTER June 11  
APIs Previous Product Previous SKU   New Product New SKU SKU ID new?
Places API Places API Autocomplete Requests   Places API Autocomplete - Per Character New SKU ID
Places API n/a n/a   Places API Autocomplete without Places Details - Per Session New SKU ID
New feature: Place Autocomplete now supports session-based billing, with 2 new SKUs.   Places API Autocomplete (included with Places Details) - Per Session New SKU ID
Places API n/a n/a   Places API Basic Data New SKU ID
New feature: Place Details requests now allow you to specify the types of place data to return.   Places API Contact Data New SKU ID
Data types fall into three billing categories: Basic, Contact, and Atmosphere, billed at different rates.   Places API Atmosphere Data New SKU ID
Places API n/a n/a   Places API Find Place New SKU ID
New feature: Find Place takes a text input, and returns the requested place data.   Places API Find Place - ID only New SKU ID
Places API Places API Requests   Places API Query Autocomplete - Per Character New SKU ID
    Places API Places Details New SKU ID
New billing feature: Places services are now billed in a more granular manner.   Places API Places Details - ID Refresh New SKU ID
The Places API - Requests SKU is now split into 6 new SKUs.   Places API Places - Nearby Search New SKU ID
    Places API Places - Text Search New SKU ID
    Places API Places Photo New SKU ID
Geocoding API Geocoding API Requests   Geocoding API Geocoding Same SKU ID
Geolocation API Geolocation API Geolocation   Geolocation API Geolocation Same SKU ID
Time Zone API Time Zone API Time Zone   Time Zone API Time Zone Same SKU ID
Elevation API Maps Elevation API Elevation   Elevation API Elevation Same SKU ID

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