Street View Static API Usage and Billing

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Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

The Street View Static 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 Street View Static API

Under the pay-as-you-go pricing model, panoramas are charged under two panorama SKUs, static Street View panoramas and dynamic Street View panoramas.

SKU: Static Street View

A static Street View panorama is charged for each request to the Street View Static API to embed a static (non-interactive) Street View panorama. Usage of the Street View Image Metadata endpoint is not charged.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

SKU: Dynamic Street View

A dynamic Street View panorama is charged for each instantiation of a panorama object in a Maps JavaScript API, Maps SDK for Android, Maps SDK for iOS application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.014 USD per each
(14.00 USD per 1000)
0.0112 USD per each
(11.20 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

An instantiation of a panorama object occurs as follows:

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 Street View Static API.

Authenticating Requests

For customers using the new pay-as-you-go model, authenticating requests to the Street View 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.

Image Sizes

Street View images can be returned in any size up to 640 x 640 pixels.

Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers, who are correctly authenticating requests to the Street View Static API, can request images up to 2048 x 2048 pixels. For more information, see Premium Plan customers.

Terms of Use Restrictions

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, you can set daily limits to all requests to any billable API.

To view or change daily billable limits for the Street View Static API, do the following:

  1. Go to the Street View Static 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:

  • Quota based on amount purchased annually
  • 2048 x 2048 maximum image resolution

Note: Street View Static API metadata requests are free and do not consume any Maps APIs Credits.

See Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits for more information.

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.

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