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To start developing, please head over to our developer documentation.

Activate the Google Maps Elevation API

To get you started we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to do a few things first:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Activate the Google Maps Elevation API
  3. Create appropriate keys
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Google Maps Elevation API Usage Limits

The Google Maps Elevation API has the following limits in place:

Standard Usage Limits

Users of the standard API:

  • 2,500 free requests per day, calculated as the sum of client-side and server-side queries.
  • 512 locations per request.
  • 50 requests per second, calculated as the sum of client-side and server-side queries.

Enable pay-as-you-go billing to unlock higher quotas:

$0.50 USD / 1000 additional requests, up to 100,000 daily.

You're all set!

Billing has been enabled for your selected project.

Enabling billing

To enable billing and unlock higher quotas for the Google Maps APIs, we'll guide you through the Google Developers Console to complete a few tasks:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Set up or choose your billing profile
  3. Enable billing on your project
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Premium Usage Limits

Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers:

  • Shared daily free quota of 100,000 requests per 24 hours; additional requests applied against the annual purchase of Maps APIs Credits.
  • 512 locations per request.
  • 50* server-side requests per second.

* Default limit. Contact your Google Enterprise Sales Account Manager if you need a higher limit. Note that the client-side service offers Unlimited requests per second, per project.

Additional benefits of a premium plan:

  • Annual contracts with enterprise terms
  • 24 hour technical support
  • Service level agreement (SLA)
  • Licenses for internal, OEM, and asset tracking use cases

Contact Sales for more info.

These limits are enforced to prevent abuse and/or repurposing of the Google Maps Elevation API, and may be changed in the future without notice. Additionally, we enforce a request rate limit to prevent abuse of the service. If you exceed the per-day limit or otherwise abuse the service, the Google Maps Elevation API may stop working for you temporarily. If you continue to exceed this limit, your access to the Google Maps Elevation API may be blocked.

Increase your Quota by Enabling Pay-as-you-go Billing

The standard Google Maps Elevation API supports up to 100,000 requests daily. A project will be restricted to the complimentary 2,500 per-day-limit until you enable billing on the project. Once billing has been enabled, if you exceed 2,500 requests in a day, you will be billed at $0.50 USD / 1000 additional requests, up to 100,000 daily.

The maximum billable limit defaults to 100,000 requests per day. You can change this limit by clicking the edit icon next to the requests per day quota on the Quotas page of the API in the Google API Console.

If your API usage reaches your billable limit on any given day, your application will not be able to access the API for the remainder of that day.

Google charges you at the beginning of each month for the previous month's activity, using your specified payment method.

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Terms of Use Restrictions

For information on terms of use, see policies for the Google Maps Elevation API, and the License Restrictions section of the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service.

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