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Google Maps API licensing

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Google Maps API

The Google Maps APIs let you embed Google Maps in your web pages or mobile apps.

Your service must be freely and publicly accessible to end users.

Learn more about the licensing terms for each API in the documentation, or by following the links below.

Google Maps API for Work

Google Maps API for Work provides enhanced features and added support to organizations who are adding maps to their fee-based websites or mobile apps, or to their internal websites.

Contact a Google Maps API for Work representative

Features Maps API Google Maps API for Work
Street View ✔ ✔
Geocoding Web Service 2500 requests per 24 hour period 100 000 requests per 24 hour period
Directions Web Service 2500 requests per 24 hour period with
10 waypoints per request
100 000 requests per 24 hour period with
23 waypoints per request
Distance Matrix Web Service 100 elements per query
100 elements per 10 seconds
2500 elements per 24 hour period
625 elements per query
1000 elements per 10 seconds
100 000 elements per 24 hour period
Elevation Web Service 2500 requests per 24 hour period with
25 000 samples per 24 hour period
100 000 requests per 24 hour period with
1 000 000 samples per 24 hour period
Static Maps API maximum resolution 640 x 640 2048 x 2048
Static Maps API maximum scale 2X 4X
Street View Image API maximum resolution 640 x 640 2048 x 2048
Analytics ✔
Support Maps API Google Maps API for Work
Google Maps API Developer resources ✔ ✔
Service Level Agreement   ✔
Technical Support   ✔
Support portal & usage reporting   ✔
Use cases Maps API Google Maps API for Work
Free & publicly available ✔ ✔
Internal deployments   ✔
Embedding in software and applications for fee   ✔
Reselling services with Google Maps   ✔
Control of advertising   ✔
Private asset tracking   ✔

OEM Licensing

You can license Google Maps as an embedded feature of your stand-alone software or device, such as the iFit line of Google Maps-enabled treadmills. For more information about OEM licensing, contact a Google Maps API for Work Sales Manager.