New pricing changes went into effect on July 16, 2018. For more information, check out the Guide for Existing Users.

Error Messages

The Maps Static API may issue an error or warning when something goes wrong. This guide explains each error message, and provides further instructions for resolving errors.

Invalid requests

In the case of an invalid request, the Maps Static API returns an HTTP 4xx status code and a message describing the problem. Below are examples of such error conditions. Note: This is not a complete list of the possible errors. Please check the actual error code and message returned by the API for details of specific problems.

Example of error condition Status code
The request includes an invalid parameter, or a required parameter is missing. For example, the size parameter is not within the expected range of numeric values, or is missing from the request. 400 BAD REQUEST
The API key included in the request is invalid. 403 FORBIDDEN

Errors that prevent a map from being displayed

If the request is valid, but another error occurs that prevents the map from being displayed, the Maps Static API returns either text or an error image instead of the map, depending on the error. An example of such an error condition is when the application exceeds its usage limits.

Error image displayed instead of a map
Figure: An error image displayed instead of a map

Errors related to API keys and billing

If you use the Maps Static API without an API key, or if billing is not enabled on your account, the page displays an error image instead of a map, with a link indicating the type of error. For example "g.co/staticmaperror/key".

Keyless errors and solutions
Usage limits error: exceeded free daily map loads limit You are using the Maps Static API without an API key. To resolve, you must:
  1. Get an API key
  2. Enable billing
  3. Sign your URL
Usage limits error: request URLs are missing the digital signature Your request is missing a digital signature (required). To resolve, Sign your URL

Warnings

For some error conditions, the API returns a map but some information may be missing from the map. When this happens, two conditions occur to inform you of the warning.

  • One, the map displays, but with a yellow error bar superimposed over top of the map with the text "Map error: g.co/staticmaperror".
  • Two, the API returns a warning in the form of an HTTP header named X-Staticmap-API-Warning.

For example, the following URL contains an unexpected value in the markers parameter:

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=Williamsburg,Brooklyn,NY&zoom=13&scale=1&size=400x400&markers=sdgaags&key=YOUR_API_KEY

The API returns a map, but displays a yellow error bar superimposed over the image with "Map error: g.co/staticmaperror":

Map displays, but with Map error: g.co/staticmaperror

The API also returns the following HTTP header:

X-Staticmap-API-Warning:Error geocoding: marker 1

The following table describes the warnings that the API may issue as HTTP headers:

Warnings in X-Staticmap-API-Warning headers
Error geocoding: [center, ][marker #number, ][visible #num, ][path #num, ]* An error occurred while attempting to geocode the request. There are many variants of this message, depending on the element where geocoding failed (center, marker, visible, or path) and the number of elements that failed. One example of this warning is X-Staticmap-API-Warning:Error geocoding: marker 1, as shown in the above example.
Too many geocoded markers requested (max is 15). The request specifies more than the allowed maximum number of markers with a human readable address. The maximum is 15. Note that this limit applies only to markers specified as a human-readable address that requires geocoding. It does not apply to markers specified with latitude/longitude coordinates.
Too many geocoded polyline vertices requested (max is 15). The request specifies more than the allowed maximum number of polylines with a human readable address. The maximum is 15. Note that this limit applies only to polylines with vertices specified as human-readable addresses that require geocoding. It does not apply to polylines specified with latitude/longitude coordinates.

You can see the HTTP header warnings in the Chrome DevTools Console, the Firefox Web Console, or other equivalent tools in your browser.

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