Premium Plan: Summary of Changes for Renewal Customers

This summary of changes is for customers who are renewing a previous Maps API for Business or Maps APIs for Work license with the new Google Maps APIs Premium Plan, which became available in January 2016. For more information about the Premium Plan, see Premium Plan Overview.

Purchasing

Scaled access to APIs You now have access to our suite of services with a single usage quota.
Maps APIs Credits Base prices include a common pool of Maps APIs Credits; all requests to APIs consume credits from this pool.

Usage model

Usage rates Requests to Maps APIs consume Maps APIs Credits; usage rates vary by API.
QPD The free daily QPD limit for web service requests is a shared 100,000 requests, instead of separate limits for each API.
QPS QPS has increased from 10 QPS to 50 QPS for all web service APIs, including the Places API Web Service. Learn how to optimize web service usage or request a QPS increase.
Client-side requests Client-side requests are now charged the same usage rate as web service requests.
Map loads Page views for the Maps JavaScript API under the previous Maps APIs for Work and Maps API for Business offerings has been replaced by map loads. Map loads consume Maps APIs Credits only when a map is actually instantiated on a page.
Places API Both client-side and server-side requests for the Google Places API, including Place Autocomplete, consume Maps APIs Credits.

Reporting

Credits usage reporting You can view usage of Maps APIs Credits in the Google Maps Usage Reports tool in the Google Cloud Support Portal and the Google API Console.

Application development

Provisioning All Google Maps APIs will be automatically provisioned with an API project in the Google API Console. You'll receive both a Google API Console project ID and a client ID.
API keys You can now use an API key with any Maps API. Or, you can choose to use a client ID with any Maps API, except the Google Places API, Google Maps Roads API, Google Maps Geolocation API, and Mobile SDKs.
Mobile SDKs You no longer need to have the Google Maps Mobile SDK for Work enabled on your Google API Console project to access premium mobile features. You can now access these features in the Google Maps Android API and the Google Maps SDK for iOS.
Dynamic library for Android With the Google Maps Android API, you can now also use the dynamic library for Android instead of only the static library.

Support

Support access Google Maps APIs Premium Plan includes the same 24-hour technical support you have now.
Service-level agreement Google Maps APIs Premium Plan is backed by the same SLA you have now.