Roads API Usage and Billing

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Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

The Roads API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

How usage and billing work under the pay-as-you-go model

  • The Google Maps Platform APIs are billed by SKU.
  • Usage is tracked for each Product SKU, and an API may have more than one Product SKU.
  • Cost is calculated by: SKU Usage x Price per each use.
  • For each billing account, for qualifying Google Maps Platform SKUs, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month, and automatically applied to the qualifying SKUs.

See guide to understanding billing for more information.

Pricing for the Roads API

Under the pay-as-you-go pricing model, Roads API requests generate different SKUs depending on the type of request: route traveled with snap to roads or nearest roads.

SKU: Roads – Route Traveled

A request to the Roads API’s Snap to Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

SKU: Roads – Nearest Road

A request to the Roads API’s Nearest Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

SKU: Roads – Speed Limits

A request to the Roads API’s Speed Limits service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per ELEMENT)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.02 USD per each
(20.00 USD per 1000)
0.016 USD per each
(16.00 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

Speed Limits requests are billed per speed limit element returned in API response. This amount will always be equal to or less than the number of points passed in the original request.

Other Usage Limits

While you are no longer limited to a maximum number of requests per day (QPD), the following usage limits are still in place for the Roads API:

  • 500 requests per second (QPS).
  • Up to 100 points per request
  • Speed limit data not included

Terms of Use Restrictions

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

Manage Your Cost of Use

To manage your cost of use of the Google Maps Platform APIs, you can set daily limits to all requests to any billable API.

To view or change daily billable limits for the Roads API, do the following:

  1. Go to the Roads API Quotas page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. From the projects list, select a project.
  3. In the Requests section, on the Requests per day line, click the edit icon, then enter the preferred total billable daily quota, up to the limit (if any) specified by Google.

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.

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Premium Plan Customers

As of November 1, 2018, Premium Plan customers can migrate to the Google Maps Platform pay-as- you-go pricing model once their current Premium Plan contract expires. Only contracts whose end date is November 1, 2018, or later, can migrate to Google Maps Platform. Contracts expiring prior to November 1, 2018 must be renewed on the Premium Plan. For more information, see the Maps Platform Migration Guide.

Premium Plan 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
  • 50* requests per second
  • Up to 100 points per request
  • Speed limit data not included

* Default limit. Contact your Google Enterprise Sales Account Manager if you need a higher limit.


Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers
with an Asset Tracking license:

  • Unlimited requests per day
  • 50 requests per second
  • Up to 100 points per request
  • Access to speed limit data

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

See the Premium Plan guide for more info.

The Roads API enforces usage limits to prevent abuse and/or repurposing of the API. These limits may be changed in the future without notice. Additionally, we enforce a request rate limit to prevent abuse of the service. If you exceed these limits, the Roads API may stop working for you temporarily. If you continue to exceed the limits, your access to the API may be blocked.

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