How the Aerial View API is billed
The Aerial View API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs are billed by SKU. Usage is tracked for each SKU, and any API or SDK may have more than one product SKU. Cost is calculated by
Use our Pricing and Usage calculator to estimate your usage cost per API or SDK. For qualifying Google Maps Platform SKUs, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month for each billing account. This credit is automatically applied1 to the qualifying SKUs.
Pricing for the Aerial View API
SKU: Aerial View
A request to the Aerial View API that returns an aerial video URL.
|MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per successful
|0.016 USD per each
(16.00 USD per 1000)
|0.0128 USD per each
(12.80 USD per 1000)
|Contact Sales for volume pricing|
Only calls to
lookupVideo that return URLs are billed. A single, successful
lookupVideo response may return multiple URLs, each for a different resolution
or orientation, but only constitutes a single billable event. Note that pricing does not depend on
actual views of those URLs by end users.
Other usage limits
The following usage limits are in place for each API:
lookupVideomethod, there is a default rate limit of 180 QPM (Queries Per Minute) and 100,000 QPD (Queries Per Day).
lookupVideoMetadatamethod, there is a default rate limit of 180 QPM (Queries Per Minute) and 100,000 QPD (Queries Per Day).
renderVideomethod, the default rate limit is 100 QPM (Queries Per Minute) and 100 QPD (Queries Per Day).
If you expect your production usage to exceed these limits, you can request a
quota uplift to increase your quota limit. Use this procedure to
change the quota for
lookupVideo and for
renderVideo even though there is no
charge for using
Manage your cost of use
To manage your cost of use of the Aerial View API or to meet the demands of your production traffic, set daily quota limits on all requests to any API. Daily quotas are reset at midnight Pacific time.
To view or change quota limits for the Aerial View API:
- In the Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
- Click the APIs drop-down and select the Aerial View API.
- To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Requests
A table lists the quota names and limits.
- To change a quota limit, click the Edit icon for that limit.
In the dialog that appears, in the Quota Limit field, enter the preferred billable daily quota limit (up to the quota limit, if any, specified by Google) and select Save.
If your API usage reaches your billable quota limit on any given day, your application will not be able to access the API for the remainder of that day.
Related cost management resources
Users in India must create a Google Cloud Platform billing account before creating a Google Maps Platform billing account to receive the Maps Platform credit. ↩