Understanding Billing for Maps, Routes, and Places

A new pay-as-you-go pricing plan is now in effect for the Google Maps Platform APIs. On June 11, 2018, we launched new Maps, Routes, and Places functionality, and changed the way certain APIs and features are billed. This page helps you understand the details of the new pricing structure for each Google Maps Platform API, and how charges for use are calculated.

To estimate your monthly bill under the new pricing model, use our pricing calculator.

Overview of billing for the Google Maps Platform products

  • Usage is tracked for each Product SKU.
  • A SKU is the combination of the Product API + the service or function called (for example, Places API - Place Details).
  • A product may have multiple SKUs billed at different rates (for example, Places API - Place Details; Places API - Autocomplete - Per Request).
  • SKU pricing is tiered, based on volume of use, with three tiers: 0–100,000; 100,001–500,000; 500,001+.
  • Cost is calculated by SKU Usage x Price per each use.
  • For each billing account, for qualifying Google Maps Platform SKUs, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month, and automatically applied to the qualifying SKUs.
  • When you view your billing report, each line item lists Cost Before Credit, Credit, and Cost After Credit.

View your billing report

Billing reports for your use of the Google Maps Platform products are available in the Google Cloud Platform Console. To view the report for your billing account:

  1. Go to the Google Maps section in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. On the Overview page, in the Billing card, select Go to Maps billing report.

Alternatively, follow these steps to view your billing report:

  1. Go to the Google Maps section in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Open the console left side menu and click Billing.
  3. If you have more than one billing account, select Go to linked billing account to view the current project's billing account. To locate a different billing account, select Manage billing accounts and choose the account for which you'd like to see reports.
  4. Select Reports from the left side menu.

How to read the billing report chart

Billing reports plot cost over time as a stacked line chart. The default view displays the current month’s daily usage-specific costs grouped by project (for all products), inclusive of any usage-specific credits applied, as well as the total forecasted cost for the entire current month. Each line in the chart (and row in the summary table) corresponds to the project, ranked largest to smallest by cost. Learn more about interpreting the billing report chart.

Figure 1: The billing report displaying chart and table using the default preset view.

Tip: Analyze the usage and cost per SKU

To more accurately understand the details of the new pricing structure and how it impacts your implementation, look at your usage and cost by SKU.

Billing report grouped by SKU
Figure 2: The billing table displaying usage and cost line items by SKU.
Billing report filters
Figure 3: The billing report filters.
To change the report view to display line items by SKU:
  1. In the panel to the right of the chart, expand the Group by filter.
  2. Select SKU.

Other filters available in the billing report include Time range, Projects, Products, and SKUs.

You can change the chart view to exclude usage-specific credits by unchecking the Include credits in cost checkbox in the right panel.

Monitor and restrict consumption

To help you to plan your budget and control costs, you can do the following:

  • Set a budget alert, to track how your spend is growing toward a particular amount. Setting a budget does not cap API usage, it only alerts you when your spend amount gets near the specified amount.
  • Cap your daily API usage, to manage your cost of use of billable APIs. By setting caps on requests per day, you can limit your spend. Use a simple equation to determine your daily cap depending on how much you want to spend. For example: (Monthly spend / price per each)/30 = requests per day cap (for one API). Note that your implementation may use multiple billable APIs, so adjust your equation as needed. Remember, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month, so be sure to factor that into your calculation.

Related resources


Nonprofit, crisis response, and news media organization grants

We’re expanding Google Maps Platform availability for Google public programs that support nonprofit, startup, crisis response, and news media organizations. Existing Google for Nonprofit users who are currently receiving Google Maps Platform grants will transition to Google Maps Platform credits.

Learn how to apply for Google Maps Platform credits.


Detailed pricing information per product SKU

This section lists the SKUs defined for the core Google Maps Platform products of Maps, Routes, and Places. The core products are pay as you go and you only pay for the SKUs you use.

To estimate your monthly bill under the new pricing model, use our pricing calculator.

For each SKU listed you’ll see:

  • The SKU name as it appears on your billing report.
  • Details describing the type of use that triggers the SKU.
  • The price per each use for the three volume-based tiers.

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.

SKU: Mobile Native Static Maps

Includes a Google map object in lite mode, in a Maps SDK for Android mobile application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

A single map load is accrued for each instantiation of a Google map object in lite mode, in a Maps SDK for Android mobile application. Maps are created with instances of MapFragment, SupportMapFragment, or MapView classes. A map load is counted each time the related onCreate() method is called.


SKU: Mobile Native Dynamic Maps

A Google map object in a Maps SDK for Android or Maps SDK for iOS mobile application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

A single map load is accrued for each instantiation of a Google map object in a Maps SDK for Android or Maps SDK for iOS mobile application:

User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.

With the new pricing, the creation of a Street View panorama is no longer charged as a Mobile Native map load. It is charged as a Dynamic Street View (see below).


SKU: Embed

This SKU refers to a basic Maps Embed API request that uses Place mode (to embed a map with a marker) or View mode (to embed a simple map). Basic Embed requests remain free with unlimited usage.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.


SKU: Embed Advanced

An advanced Maps Embed API request that uses the Directions mode, Street View mode, or Search mode. Advanced Embed requests are now billed based on the following rates:

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.014 USD per each
(14.00 USD per 1000)
0.0112 USD per each
(11.20 USD per 1000)
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User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.


SKU: Static Maps

A request to the Maps Static API.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.002 USD per each
(2.00 USD per 1000)
0.0016 USD per each
(1.60 USD per 1000)
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User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.


SKU: Dynamic Maps

A web page or application that displays a map using the Maps JavaScript API. A map is created with the google.maps.Map() class.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
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User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.

With the new pricing, the creation of a Street View panorama is no longer charged as a map load. It is charged as a Dynamic Street View (see below).


SKU: Static Street View

Prior to the new pricing, Street View panoramas were charged as map loads. They are now charged separately. A static Street View panorama is charged for each request to the Street View API to embed a static (non-interactive) Street View panorama. Usage of the Street View Image Metadata endpoint is not charged.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Dynamic Street View

Prior to the new pricing, Street View panoramas were charged as map loads. They are now charged separately. A dynamic Street View panorama is charged for each instantiation of a panorama object in a Maps JavaScript API, Maps SDK for Android, Maps SDK for iOS application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.014 USD per each
(14.00 USD per 1000)
0.0112 USD per each
(11.20 USD per 1000)
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An instantiation of a panorama object occurs when doing the following:


Routes product

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

SKU: Directions

A request to the Directions API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Directions Service (excludes requests triggering the Directions Advanced billing SKU).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Directions Advanced

A request to the Directions API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Directions Service that uses traffic information, more than 10 waypoints, and/or waypoints optimization.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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A Directions Advanced SKU is charged for a Directions API request or a Maps JavaScript API’s Directions Service that uses one or more of the following:

  • Traffic information. Traffic information is used when all the following apply (these are the conditions required to receive the duration_in_traffic field in the Directions response):
    • The travel mode parameter is driving, or is not specified (driving is the default travel mode).
    • The request includes a valid departure_time parameter. The departure_time can be set to the current time or some time in the future. It cannot be in the past.
    • The request does not include stopover waypoints. If the request includes waypoints, prefix each waypoint with via: to influence the route but avoid stopovers. For example,
      &waypoints=via:San Francisco|via:Mountain View|...
  • More than 10 waypoints (between 11 and 25).
  • Waypoints optimization. The optimize parameter is set to true for waypoints. For example,
    &waypoints=optimize:true|San Francisco|Mountain View|...

SKU: Distance Matrix

A request to the Distance Matrix API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Distance Matrix Service (excludes requests triggering the Distance Matrix Advanced billing SKU billing SKU).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per ELEMENT)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
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Each query sent to the Distance Matrix API generates elements, where the number of origins times the number of destinations equals the number of elements.


SKU: Distance Matrix Advanced

A request to the Distance Matrix API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Distance Matrix Service that uses traffic information.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per ELEMENT)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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Each query sent to the Distance Matrix API generates elements, where the number of origins times the number of destinations equals the number of elements.

A Distance Matrix Advanced SKU is charged for a Distance Matrix API or a Maps JavaScript API’s Distance Matrix Service that uses traffic information. Traffic information is used when all the following apply (these are the conditions required to receive the duration_in_traffic field in the Distance Matrix response):

  • The travel mode parameter is driving, or is not specified (driving is the default travel mode).
  • The request includes a valid departure_time parameter. The departure_time can be set to the current time or some time in the future. It cannot be in the past.

SKU: Roads – Route Traveled

A request to the Roads API’s Snap to Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Roads – Nearest Road

A request to the Roads API’s Nearest Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Roads – Speed Limits

A request to the Roads API’s Speed Limits service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per ELEMENT)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.02 USD per each
(20.00 USD per 1000)
0.016 USD per each
(16.00 USD per 1000)
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Speed Limits requests are billed per speed limit element returned in the API response. This amount will always be equal to or less than the number of points passed in the original request.


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.

With the launch of Google Maps Platform, we’ve introduced changes to our products and pricing. For context, see product changes and pricing changes. These changes take effect July 16, 2018.

About Autocomplete sessions

An Autocomplete session includes some Autocomplete requests (to retrieve suggestions on a place as the user types), and at most one Places Details request (to retrieve details about the place selected by the user). The same session token is passed to the Autocomplete and the subsequent Place Detail request. A session starts with the first Autocomplete request (which typically happens when the user starts typing). A Places Details call is made when the user has selected one of the Autocomplete suggestions. If a user does not select a suggestion, no Places Details call is made.

After a user has selected a place (ie, a Places Details call is made), you must start a new session using a new session token.

Autocomplete sessions can be generated from the following APIs:

A session token is good for one user session and should not be used for more than one user session. If you reuse a session token, the session is considered invalid and the requests are charged as if no session token was provided.

The Autocomplete requests and the Places Details requests using sessions are billed on different SKUs.


About Places Data SKUs

One or more Data SKUs are triggered for each Places request, depending on the fields that are specified in the request. Data requests generate a charge in addition to the cost of the Places request. Data charges are always in tandem with the Places requests.

The following Places APIs calls support specifying which data fields are returned:

The following Places APIs calls DO NOT support specifying the returned fields. These calls always return all the Places data, charging the three Places Data SKUs in addition to the charge for each API request:

SKU: Basic Data

Using the fields parameter in your Place Details or Find Place request, you can limit the response to only those fields specified. Fields in the Basic category are included in the base cost of the Places request and do not result in any additional charge. The Basic Data SKU is triggered when any of these fields are requested: address_component, adr_address, alt_id, formatted_address, geometry, icon, id, name, permanently_closed, photo, place_id, scope, type, url, utc_offset, vicinity.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
Places request cost
+ 0.00 USD
Places request cost
+ 0.00 USD
Places request cost
+ 0.00 USD

SKU: Contact Data

Using the fields parameter in your Place Details or Find Place request, you can limit the response to only those fields specified. Fields in the Contact category result in an additional charge. The Contact Data SKU is triggered when any of these fields are requested: formatted_phone_number, international_phone_number, opening_hours, website.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
Places request cost
+ 0.003 USD per each
(+ 3.00 USD per 1000)
Places request cost
+ 0.0024 USD per each
(+ 2.40 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Atmosphere Data

Using the fields parameter in your Place Details or Find Place request, you can limit the response to only those fields specified. Fields in the Atmosphere category result in an additional charge. The Atmosphere Data SKU is triggered when any of these fields are requested: price_level, rating, review.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
Places request cost
+ 0.005 USD per each
(+ 5.00 USD per 1000)
Places request cost
+ 0.004 USD per each
(+ 4.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Autocomplete – Per Request

An Autocomplete – Per Request SKU is charged for requests to the Places API Place Autocomplete service, or the Maps JavaScript API’s Places Autocomplete service, that do not include a session token. Calls made from an invalid Autocomplete session (for example, a session that reuses a session token) are also charged an Autocomplete – Per Request SKU.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00283 USD per each
(2.83 USD per 1000)
0.00227 USD per each
(2.27 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Autocomplete without Places Details – Per Session

An Autocomplete without Places Details – Per Session SKU is charged for an Autocomplete session that does not include a Places Details request (within a few minutes of the beginning of the session).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per SESSION)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.017 USD per each
(17.00 USD per 1000)
0.0136 USD per each
(13.60 USD per 1000)
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Example

If your application issues the following two calls in a single session:

On your bill, you will see the following SKU listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Autocomplete without Places Details – Per Session (price starting at 0.017 USD per session)

SKU: Autocomplete (included with Places Details) – Per Session

An Autocomplete (included with Places Details) – Per Session SKU is charged for an Autocomplete session that includes a Places Details request. The autocomplete request is free, and the subsequent Places Details call gets charged based on regular Places Details pricing (described below).

A Places Details request generates Data SKUs (Basic, Contact, and/or Atmosphere) – depending on the fields that are specified in the request. If you do not specify fields in the Place Details request, all Data SKUs are triggered (Basic, Contact, and Atmosphere). To avoid paying for data that you don't need, call Autocomplete.setFields() to specify only the place data that you will use.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per SESSION)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

Example

If your application issues the following three calls in a single session:

On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Autocomplete (included with Places Details) – Per Session (billed at 0.00 USD)
  • Places Details (price starting at 0.017 USD per session)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)

SKU: Query Autocomplete – Per Request

A Query Autocomplete – Per Request SKU is charged for each request to the Places API Query Autocomplete service, or the Maps JavaScript API’s Places Autocomplete Service (getQueryPredictions()), and the use of the Maps JavaScript API’s SearchBox widget (Query Autocomplete requests are generated as the user types).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00283 USD per each
(2.83 USD per 1000)
0.00227 USD per each
(2.27 USD per 1000)
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Pricing by Autocomplete session is not supported using Query Autocomplete. Subsequent Places Details calls get charged based on regular Places Details pricing (described below).


SKU: Places Details

Places Details calls are charged as follows:

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.017 USD per each
(17.00 USD per 1000)
0.0136 USD per each
(13.60 USD per 1000)
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The Places Details SKU is generated from the following APIs:

The Places Details SKU is charged whether a session token is provided or not.

A Places Details request also generates Data SKUs (Basic, Contact, and/or Atmosphere), depending on the fields that are specified in the request. If you DO NOT specify fields in the Place Details request, ALL Data SKUs are triggered (Basic, Contact, and Atmosphere), and you are charged for the Places Details request plus the cost of all the data.

Examples

1. You make a Place Details request and specify just the address field: getPlaceDetails(fields: formatted_address). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places Details (price starting at 0.017 USD per session)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)

2. You make a Place Details request and specify the phone number field: getPlaceDetails(fields: formatted_phone_number). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places Details (price starting at 0.017 USD per session)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)

3. You make a Place Details request and specify all the fields (this type of request is the default if you do not specify any fields): getPlaceDetails(). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places Details (price starting at 0.017 USD per session)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)
  • Atmosphere Data (price starting at 0.005 USD per request)

SKU: Places Details – ID Refresh

You can use the Places Details request to refresh stale place IDs. These types of requests are free.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

Example

You make a Place Details request specifying just the place id field: getPlaceDetails(fields: place_id).

On your bill, you will see the following SKU listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places Details – ID Refresh (billed at 0.00 USD)

SKU: Find Place

Find Place is charged for a Find Place request (new feature, available since July 16, 2018).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.017 USD per each
(17.00 USD per 1000)
0.0136 USD per each
(13.60 USD per 1000)
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Find Place requests also generate Data SKUs (Basic, Contact, and/or Atmosphere), depending on the fields that are specified in the request. Like Place Details requests, you can use the fields parameter in your Find Place request to limit the response to only those fields specified. You are billed for the Find Place request as well as the data requested. By default, if NO fields are requested, only the place id is returned, so no additional data charges are incurred.

Examples

1. You make a Find Place request and specify just the address field: FindPlace(fields: formatted_address). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Find Place (price starting at 0.017 USD per call)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)

2. You make a Find Place request and specify the phone number field: FindPlace(fields: formatted_phone_number). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Find Place (price starting at 0.017 USD per call)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)

3. You make a Find Place request and specify fields from all three data-type buckets: FindPlace(fields: formatted_address, opening_hours, price_level). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Find Place (price starting at 0.017 USD per call)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)
  • Atmosphere Data (price starting at 0.005 USD per request)

SKU: Find Place – ID only

Find Place – ID only is charged for Find Place requests that only specify the Place ID to be returned.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free) 0.00 USD (Free)

Example

You make a Find Place request and only specify the place_id field: FindPlace(fields: place_id). On your bill, you will see the following SKU listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Find Place – ID only (billed at 0.00 USD)

Places – Nearby Search is charged for requests to the Places API Nearby Search service, and to the Maps JavaScript API’s Places Nearby Search service (nearbySearch()).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.032 USD per each
(32.00 USD per 1000)
0.0256 USD per each
(25.60 USD per 1000)
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Nearby Search requests return a list of places with full place details (Nearby Search requests do not support specifying the returned fields). You are charged for the Nearby Search request starting at 0.032 USD per each, as well as all of the data-type SKUs (Basic Data, Contact Data, and Atmosphere Data).

Example

You make a Nearby Search request, for example: NearbySearch(San Francisco, 100 meters). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places - Nearby Search (price starting at 0.032 USD per call)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)
  • Atmosphere Data (price starting at 0.005 USD per request)

Places – Text Search is charged for requests to the Places API Text Search service, and to the Maps JavaScript API’s Places Text Search service (textSearch()).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.032 USD per each
(32.00 USD per 1000)
0.0256 USD per each
(25.60 USD per 1000)
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Places Text Search requests return a list of places with full place details (Text Search requests do not support specifying the returned fields). You are charged for the Text Search request starting at 0.032 USD per each, as well as all of the data-type SKUs (Basic Data, Contact Data, and Atmosphere Data).

The Places – Text Search SKU is also generated by the Maps JavaScript API’s Places SearchBox widget: getPlaces() method after the user selects a place query (icon: magnifier), not a result (icon: pin), as illustrated here:

Places Details Search Box Widget Query Selection
In the results of the search box widget, after typing "pizza" in the search box, notice that pizza delivery has a magnifier icon next to it, indicating that it is a place query (and not a result).

Example

You make a Text Search request, for example: TextSearch(123 Main Street). On your bill, you will see the following SKUs listed (when viewing your bill by SKU):

  • Places - Text Search (price starting at 0.032 USD per call)
  • Basic Data (billed at 0.00 USD)
  • Contact Data (price starting at 0.003 USD per request)
  • Atmosphere Data (price starting at 0.005 USD per request)

SKU: Places Photo

A Places Photo SKU is charged for requests to the Places API Place Photos service, and to the Places Library, Maps JavaScript API’s Place Photos service (using photos.getURL() to fetch and load Photo URLs).

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per CALL)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Geocoding

A Geocoding SKU is charged for requests to the Geocoding API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Geocoding service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Geolocation

A Geolocation SKU is charged for requests to the Geolocation API.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Time Zone

A Time Zone SKU is charged for requests to the Time Zone API.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

SKU: Elevation

An Elevation SKU is charged for requests to the Elevation API or the Maps JavaScript API’s Elevation service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per REQUEST)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.005 USD per each
(5.00 USD per 1000)
0.004 USD per each
(4.00 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

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