The Google Static Maps API has the following limits in place:
Standard Usage Limits
Users of the standard API:
Note: Quota exceptions may apply. Learn more here.
Enable pay-as-you-go billing to unlock higher quotas:
After exceeding the free usage limits, billing at $0.50 USD / 1000
additional requests, up to
You're all set!
Billing has been enabled for your selected project.
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:
- Create or choose a project
- Set up or choose your billing profile
- Enable billing on your project
Premium Usage Limits
Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers:
See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.
Additional benefits of a premium plan:
Contact Sales for more info.
Increase your Quota by Enabling Pay-as-you-go Billing
Limited Complimentary Quota
Most websites and applications may use the standard Google Static Maps API free of charge.
A project is restricted to the complimentary per-day-limit of
In certain instances, quota exceptions may apply. Learn more here.
If your use of the standard Google Static Maps API exceeds the free usage limits, you can purchase
excess map loads online by
enabling billing on the project. Once billing has been
enabled, if you exceed the free usage limits, you will be billed at $0.50 USD / 1000 additional
requests, up to
The maximum billable limit defaults to
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.
Learn how to:
- Monitor, filter, and cap API usage
- Set and manage billing alerts
- View your cost and payment history
- Get an invoice or payment receipt
Consider a Premium Plan
If you think your website or application will generate high Static Maps image requests consistently in the long term, you should consider purchasing a Google Maps APIs Premium Plan license. Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers have different quotas than those for the standard API. A Static Maps request is applied against the total number of Maps APIs Credits purchased with the Google Maps APIs Premium Plan license. See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.
For complete details on allowed usage, consult the License Restrictions section in the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service.