Support and Resources
Report a bug or feature request
If you think you may have found a bug, or if you have a feature request that you would like to share with the Google Maps Platform team, please file a bug or feature request in our Issue Tracker.
If you are submitting a bug, please include a sample that demonstrates the problem to help us reproduce exactly what you are seeing.
|All Issues per API||Report a Bug||Submit a Feature Request|
|Maps SDK for Unity||Bug Report||Feature Request|
|Playable Locations API||Bug Report||Feature Request|
|Issue tracker status codes|
|New||This issue/feature request has not been triaged.|
|Assigned||The issue has a person assigned to it.|
|Accepted||The issue has been acknowledged by the assignee, who will provide updates when active investigations begin.|
|Fixed||The issue is resolved in a released version.|
|Fixed (Verified)||The issue has been addressed and the correctness of the fix has been confirmed.|
|Won't fix (Not reproducible)||There is either not enough information to fix the issue, or the issue as reported cannot be re-created.|
|Won't fix (Intended behavior)||The issue describes the expected behavior of the product under the reported circumstances.|
|Won't fix (Obsolete)||The issue is no longer relevant due to changes in the product.|
|Won't fix (Infeasible)||The issue requires changes that cannot be implemented in the foreseeable future.|
|Duplicate||This report duplicates an existing issue.|
|Issue tracker triaged codes|
|PendingFurtherReview||This issue has passed initial triage and is waiting for priority review.|
|NeatIdea||Feature request is acknowledged. We are currently evaluating this request but do not have any plans to implement it. Please star to vote and comment to discuss your use case.|
|NeedsMoreInfo||This issue/feature request requires more information from the reporter.|
Contact the support team
To manage cases in the Maps Console, you will need to have one of the following roles:
- Project Owner
- Project Editor
- Tech Support Editor
- Tech Support Viewer
The Tech Support Viewer role is only able to view case information and cannot interact with or update the case in any way.
Create a support case
Project Owners, Project Editors, and Tech Support Editors can create support cases. If you don’t have one of these roles, contact your Project Owner or Organization Admin to get access.
- Visit the Google Maps Platform Support
Create a Case page in the Cloud Console.
- Alternatively, you can click the 'Create Case' button at the top of the Google Maps Platform Support page.
- Select the project related to your question in the top dropdown bar of the Cloud Console.
- Fill out the form in detail.
- Once your case is created, you can correspond with Support via Email.
Manage your cases
View, resolve, or escalate your support cases from the Cloud Console. Please communicate with support on your cases by responding to case emails. In the future, you can look forward to replying to cases in the Cloud Console.
Your cases are visible on the Cases page, while your most recent cases are also visible on the Google Maps Platform Support Overview page, which you can use to go to the Cases page. Select any case to see its details and interact with Maps Support.
Cases are scoped to the selected project, so you will only see cases that were created within that project. If you have multiple projects and cannot find an expected support case, check to see if you are viewing the project from where you originally created the support case.
Escalate a case
If you think that your case is not being handled optimally, you can escalate the case. An escalation manager will review your case to ensure that it is handled properly. Escalation managers can provide additional expertise or better prioritize a case based on business requirements, but they cannot grant exceptions to policies or terms of service.
One hour after a case is first submitted, you may escalate it. Use the Escalate button found in the footer of your support emails, in the case creation confirmation email, or in any response to the case. You can also click the 'Escalate' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.
Resolve a case
If your case no longer requires support, you can either inform Support via email or you can click the 'Resolve' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.
Grant support access
A Project Owner or an Organization Admin can grant all available roles from the IAM page.
- Open the IAM page in the Cloud Console.
- Select Select a project > choose a project from the dropdown > Open.
- Select Add, then enter the new member’s email address.
- You can add individuals, service accounts, or Google Groups as members, but every project must have at least one individual as a member.
- Select the member’s role. For best security practices, we strongly recommend giving the member
the lowest permissions needed. Members with Project Owner permissions are able
to manage all aspects of the project, including shutting it down.
- To grant Project Owner or Project Editor permissions, choose the appropriate role under Project.
- To limit a member’s permissions to filing technical support cases, choose the Tech Support Editor role under Support.
- Save your changes.
Contact Billing Support as a Billing Admin
The Billing Admin role does not grant permissions to create support cases on its billing account, because access to Support (Tech or Billing) is based on project permissions, and is granted to Project Owners, Project Editors, or Tech Support Editors on a project tied to the billing account. If you do not have access to any project tied to the billing account:
- Create a new project. You are automatically assigned the Project Owner role for this project.
- Enable billing on your new project, using the billing account used for your group's other projects.
- Enable a Maps API from this new project.
Since you are the Project Owner for this new project, you have access to Maps API support case creation from that new project and can make inquiries about the billing account attached to it.
Support response times
Support response times are indicated in the table below (resolution times may vary):
|Severity level||Definition||Response time|
|Critical Impact - Service Unusable in Production||Critical functions of your production application aren't available with no workaround.||1 hour on weekdays, excluding regional holidays|
|High Impact - Service Severely Impaired||This issue is critically impacting a single user or critically impacting collaboration among users. Service does not work as expected, with no feasible workaround.||24 hours on weekdays|
|Medium Impact - Service Partially Impaired||Service does not work as expected but a workaround is easily available.||24 hours on weekdays|
|Low Impact - Service Fully Usable||Service does not work as desired, but functions (a workaround is not necessary).||24 hours on weekdays|
For questions related to data privacy and protection, you can contact us using the Data Privacy Inquiry Form.
Here are some other ways to stay up to date with the Google Maps Platform:
- Subscribe to our Google Groups to stay up to date with changes, outages, and other announcements.
- Google Maps Platform Blog: A useful source of news and updates across all of Google's Geo developer products.
- Google Cloud Blog: Provides updates on all Google Cloud products, including the Google Maps Platform.
Google frequently interacts with the developer community through screencasts and YouTube shows.
For your reference, here are the documents relating to your usage:
- Terms of Service: Describes your rights and obligations as a Google Maps Platform customer.