Street View Static API Usage and Billing

The Street View Static API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Static Street View panoramas are charged under the SKU for static Street View panoramas. Along with the overall Google Terms of Use, there are usage limits specific to the Street View Static API. Manage your costs and usage with tools available in the Google Cloud Console.

How the Street View Static API is billed

The Street View 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

SKU usage × Price per each use

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 Street View Static API

SKU: Static Street View

Street View panoramas and map loads are now charged separately. 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.

(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

Other usage limits

While there is no maximum number of requests per day, the following usage limit is in place for the Street View Static API:

  • Maximum Queries per Minute: 30,000 QPM

Authenticating requests

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 Static API images can be returned in any size up to 640 x 640 pixels.

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 Street View Static API or to meet the demands of your production traffic, set daily quota limits on all requests to any API. Daily quotas are reset at midnight Pacific time.

To view or change quota limits for the Street View Static API:

  1. In the Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
  2. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Street View Static API.
  3. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Requests with a signature, Unsigned requests, or Metadata requests card.
    A table lists the quota names and limits.
  4. 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.

  1. 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.