Standard Plan Updates

Google Maps APIs Standard Plan updates implemented on June 22, 2016, are as follows:

  1. We no longer support keyless access (any request that doesn't include an API key). Future product updates are only available for requests made with an API key.
  2. We now count Maps JavaScript API client-side service requests towards the daily limit of the associated web service API.

For apps created before June 22, 2016

All existing active domains and applications created before June 22, 2016, have been grandfathered. See below for specific details.

  1. Keyless access

    Keyless access was fully terminated in September, 2018.

    Active domains created before June 22, 2016, were able to access the Maps JavaScript API, Maps Static API, and Street View Static API without an API key. They were not affected by keyless access being unavailable for new domains.

    For the Geocoding API, Directions API, Distance Matrix API, Elevation API, and Time Zone API, keyless requests partially succeeded, until September 2018.

  2. Client-side web service requests quota grant

    Customers with active domains created before June 22, 2016, who are using the Maps JavaScript API to make client-side services requests to the Geocoding API, Directions API, Distance Matrix API, Elevation API, or Places API, are granted free client-side quota on that web service API equal to their current (as of June 22, 2016) maximum daily usage plus 25%. This means they will not have to start paying for client-side requests on that API until their daily usage grows by more than 25%.

    This behavior will change on November 29, 2018. Learn more.

Enabling billing

To enable billing, we'll guide you through the Google Cloud Platform Console to complete a few tasks:

  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Set up or choose your billing profile
  3. Enable billing on your project
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