How the Maps Static API is billed
The Maps Static 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 Maps Static API
SKU: Static Maps
A request to the Maps Static API.
|MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
|0.002 USD per each
(2.00 USD per 1000)
|0.0016 USD per each
(1.60 USD per 1000)
|Contact Sales for volume pricing|
Other usage limits
While there are no maximum number of requests per day, the following usage limits are still in place for the Maps Static API.
- Maximum Queries per Minute (QPM): 30,000
For customers using the pay-as-you-go pricing model, authenticating requests to the Maps Static API is based on usage:
- Requests up to 25,000 per day require an API key.
- Requests exceeding 25,000 requests per day require an API key and a digital signature.
For more information, see Generate a digital signature.
Static Maps images can be returned in any size up to 640 x 640 pixels. If you need images with sizes larger than 640 x 640 pixels (or 640 x 640 pixels with a scale value of 2), follow these steps.
For complete details on allowed usage, consult the License Restrictions section in the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.
Manage your cost of use
To manage your cost of use of the Google Maps Platform APIs, set daily quota limits on all requests to any billable API. Daily quotas are reset at midnight Pacific time.
To view or change quota limits for the Maps Static API:
- In the Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
- Click the APIs drop-down and select the Maps Static API.
- To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Requests with a signature or the Unsigned 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. ↩