Google Maps Platform Support and Resources

This page describes support options for developers using Google Maps Platform. Looking for help with issues on Google Maps?

Google Maps Platform is a set of APIs and SDKs that lets developers embed features such as Maps, Routes, and Places in mobile apps and web pages. Use the resources on this page to discover support services for Google Maps Platform, including developer communities, technical guidance, and expert support.

Ask on StackOverflow

We use the popular programming Q&A website Stack Overflow to field technical questions about Google Maps Platform. Stack Overflow is a collaboratively-edited question and answer site for programmers. The site is not run by Google, but you can sign in using your Google account. Members of the Google Maps Platform team monitor several Google Maps-related tags on Stack Overflow. It's a great place to ask technical questions about developing and maintaining your app.

The table below provides links to the Google Maps Platform product documentation, as well as links to Stack Overflow tagged for each API.

Product Documentation Coding Questions on Stack Overflow
Address Validation API google-address-validation-api
Aerial View API google-aerial-view-api
Air Quality API google-air-quality-api
Directions API google-direction
Distance Matrix API google-distancematrix-api
Elevation API google-elevation-api
Geocoding API google-geocoding-api
Geolocation API google-geolocation
Google Maps Platform gaming services google-maps
Map Tiles API google-map-tiles-api
Maps Customization (Cloud-based maps styling) google-maps
Maps JavaScript API google-maps-api-3
Maps SDK for Android google-maps-android-api-2
Maps SDK for iOS google-maps-sdk-ios
Maps Embed API google-maps-embed
Maps Static API google-static-maps
Maps URLs google-maps-urls
Places API google-places-api+web-services
Places JavaScript library google-maps-api-3, google-places-api
Places SDK for Android google-places-api+android
Places SDK for iOS google-places-api+ios
Pollen API google-pollen-api
Roads API google-roads-api
Routes API google-routes-api
Solar API google-solar-api
Street View Static API google-street-view
Time Zone API google-maps-timezone

If you post a new question on Stack Overflow, please consider the following:

  • Before posting, please search the group to see if someone has already answered your question. You can search from the group homepage.
  • Be very clear about your question in the subject — it helps those trying to answer your question as well as those who may be looking for information in the future.
  • Give plenty of details in your post to help others understand your problem. Consider including code snippets, logs, or links to screenshots.
  • Please include a code snippet that demonstrates the problem. Most people will not debug errors in your code without a simple sample that easily reproduces the problem. If you find it difficult to host your code online, use a service like JSFiddle.
  • Read the Stack Overflow FAQ. Follow the community site's guidelines and tips to help ensure an answer to your question. For further guidance on how to ask questions on Stack Overflow, please review these Help Center articles:

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Incidents and known issues

Check the following resources for current issues impacting Google Maps Platform:

  • The Google Maps Platform Public Status Dashboard provides status information on the products that are generally available and covered by the Google Maps Platform SLA. You can check this dashboard to view the current status of any of those services. You can even click View History to see incidents that occurred over the past 365 days. Incidents shown on the dashboard are classified as either Service Outage, Service Disruption, or Service Information, depending on their severity. Note that all incidents are first verified by our support engineers, so there may be a slight delay from the time they were first detected. Incidents that appear on the Maps Public Status Dashboard will surface on the Google Maps Platform status card in the Google Maps Platform Support section of the Google Cloud Console, including information and a link to the incident on the Public Status Dashboard.
  • Our Issue Tracker maintains a list of open known issues. The Issue Tracker includes technical issues that may not be severe enough to be surfaced in the Public Status Dashboard. This is where you can easily view Google-acknowledged bugs and add your own comments to help our teams investigate or identify workarounds.

For more information on how Google Maps Platform incidents are managed, see our article on Incident Management

Report a bug or feature request

If you think you may have found a bug, or if you have a feature request that you would like to share with the Google Maps Platform team, please file a bug or feature request in our Issue Tracker.

Enhanced Support customers and Google Maps Platform Partners should create a support case instead of creating issues in the Issue Tracker. This will ensure adequate response and resolution times.

If you are submitting a bug, please include a sample that demonstrates the problem to help us reproduce exactly what you are seeing.

All Issues per API Report a Bug Submit a Feature Request
Address Validation API Bug Report Feature Request
Aerial View API Bug Report Feature Request
Air Quality API Bug Report Feature Request
Directions API Bug Report Feature Request
Distance Matrix API Bug Report Feature Request
Elevation API Bug Report Feature Request
Geocoding API Bug Report Feature Request
Geolocation API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Customization (Cloud-based maps styling) Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Embed API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps JavaScript API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps SDK for Android Bug Report Feature Request
Maps SDK for iOS Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Static API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps URLs Bug Report Feature Request
Places API Bug Report Feature Request
Places JavaScript library Bug Report Feature Request
Places SDK for Android Bug Report Feature Request
Places SDK for iOS Bug Report Feature Request
Map Tiles API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Customization (Cloud-based maps styling) Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Embed API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps Static API Bug Report Feature Request
Maps URLs Bug Report Feature Request
Pollen API Bug Report Feature Request
Roads API Bug Report Feature Request
Routes API Bug Report Feature Request
Street View Static API Bug Report Feature Request
Solar API Bug Report Feature Request
Time Zone API Bug Report Feature Request
Issue tracker status codes
New This issue/feature request has not been triaged.
Assigned The issue has a person assigned to it.
Accepted The issue has been acknowledged by the assignee, who will provide updates when active investigations begin.
Fixed The issue is resolved in a released version.
Fixed (Verified) The issue has been addressed and the correctness of the fix has been confirmed.
Won't fix (Not reproducible) There is either not enough information to fix the issue, or the issue as reported cannot be re-created.
Won't fix (Intended behavior) The issue describes the expected behavior of the product under the reported circumstances.
Won't fix (Obsolete) The issue is no longer relevant due to changes in the product.
Won't fix (Infeasible) The issue requires changes that cannot be implemented in the foreseeable future.
Duplicate This report duplicates an existing issue.
Issue tracker triaged codes
PendingFurtherReview This issue has passed initial triage and is waiting for priority review.
NeatIdea Feature request is acknowledged. We are currently evaluating this request but do not have any plans to implement it. Please star to vote and comment to discuss your use case.
NeedsMoreInfo This issue/feature request requires more information from the reporter.

Visit the Google Cloud Support Portal Shutdown FAQ for more information on the changes impacting the support experience.

Decide on the right support service

Google highly recommends that you have support set up before you need it. Compare support services.

To find the level of support you currently have for Google Maps Platform:

  1. Go to Google Maps Platform Support in the Google Cloud Console.
  2. Your support service is shown near the bottom of the page.

Enhanced support

Enhanced Support offers 1-hour initial response time for Critical Impact issues 24x7, escalation case privileges, investigation into more complex map data issues, and more. The Enhanced Support service is designed for those who are looking for fast responses around the clock, and additional services to run their Google Maps Platform workloads in production. See Google Maps Platform Customer Care for more information.

Sign up for, or cancel, a support service

Only Billing Administrators can change the selected support service, since it will apply to all projects linked to your current Google Cloud Billing account.

To sign up for, or cancel, a support service contact sales.

Contact the support team

If you find that your questions have not been answered on Stack Overflow or the Issue Tracker, please visit the Google Maps Platform Support page within the Cloud Console.

From the Google Maps Platform Support page, you can create new support cases and view, resolve, or escalate existing cases.

To manage cases in the Google Maps Platform console, you will need to have one of the following roles:

  • Project Owner
  • Project Editor
  • Tech Support Editor
  • Tech Support Viewer

The Tech Support Viewer role is only able to view case information and cannot interact with or update the case in any way.

To learn more about these roles, including how to apply them, see Grant support access. View a comparison of the roles mentioned in the Google Maps Platform documentation.

Create a support case

Project Owners, Project Editors, and Tech Support Editors can create support cases. If you don’t have one of these roles, contact your Project Owner or Organization Admin to get access.

  1. Visit the Google Maps Platform Support Create a Case page in the Cloud Console.
  2. Select the project related to your question in the top dropdown bar of the Cloud Console.
  3. Fill out the form in detail.
  4. Once your case is created, you can correspond with Support via Email.

Manage your cases

View, resolve, or escalate your support cases from the Cloud Console. Please communicate with support on your cases by responding to case emails. In the future, you can look forward to replying to cases in the Cloud Console.

View cases

Your cases are visible on the Cases page, while your most recent cases are also visible on the Google Maps Platform Support Overview page, which you can use to go to the Cases page. Select any case to see its details and interact with Google Maps Platform Support.

Cases are scoped to the selected project, so you will only see cases that were created within that project. If you have multiple projects and cannot find an expected support case, check to see if you are viewing the project from where you originally created the support case.

Resolve a case

If your case no longer requires support, you can either inform Support via email or you can click the 'Resolve' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.

Grant support access

A Project Owner or an Organization Admin can grant all available roles from the IAM page.

  1. Open the IAM page in the Cloud Console.
  2. Select Select a project > choose a project from the dropdown > Open.
  3. Select Add, then enter the new member’s email address.
    • You can add individuals, service accounts, or Google Groups as members, but every project must have at least one individual as a member.
  4. Select the member’s role. For best security practices, we strongly recommend giving the member the lowest permissions needed. Members with Project Owner permissions are able to manage all aspects of the project, including shutting it down.
    • To grant Project Owner or Project Editor permissions, choose the appropriate role under Project.
    • To limit a member’s permissions to filing technical support cases, choose the Tech Support Editor role under Support.
  5. Save your changes.

Contact Billing Support as a Billing Admin

The Billing Admin role does not grant permissions to create support cases on its billing account, because access to Support (Tech or Billing) is based on project permissions, and is granted to Project Owners, Project Editors, or Tech Support Editors on a project tied to the billing account. If you do not have access to any project tied to the billing account:

  1. Create a new project. You are automatically assigned the Project Owner role for this project.
  2. Enable billing on your new project, using the billing account used for your group's other projects.
  3. Enable a Google Maps Platform API from this new project.

Learn how to create a project, enable billing for it, and enable an API.

Since you are the Project Owner for this new project, you have access to Google Maps Platform API support case creation from that new project and can make inquiries about the billing account attached to it.

Support response times

Support response times are indicated in the table below (resolution times may vary):

Severity level Definition Standard Support response time Enhanced Support response time
Critical Impact - Service Unusable in Production Critical functions of your production application are unavailable and there's no feasible workaround. 1 hour on weekdays, excluding regional holidays 1 hour on weekdays and weekends
High Impact - Service Severely Impaired This issue is critically impacting a single user or critically impacting collaboration among users. Service doesn't work as expected, and there's no feasible workaround. 24 hours on weekdays 4 hours on weekdays and weekends
Medium Impact - Service Partially Impaired Service does not work as expected but a workaround is easily available. 24 hours on weekdays 24 hours on weekdays
Low Impact - Service Fully Usable Service does not work as desired, but functions (a workaround is not necessary). 24 hours on weekdays 24 hours on weekdays

Privacy inquiries

For questions related to data privacy and protection, you can contact us using the Data Privacy Inquiry Form.

Escalate a case

If you think that your case is not being handled optimally, you can escalate the case. An escalation manager will review your case to ensure that it is handled properly. Escalation managers can provide additional expertise or better prioritize a case based on business requirements, but they cannot grant exceptions to policies or terms of service.

One hour after a case is first submitted, you may escalate it. Use the Escalate button found in the footer of your support emails, in the case creation confirmation email, or in any response to the case. You can also click the 'Escalate' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.

Request video conferencing

If you think that your case would benefit from a voice/video conference to aid in communication and issue resolution, open a Technical support case and request a video call, describing a meeting objective, and offer possible times (including time zone). Upon receiving a request, Google Maps Platform Support will schedule a session using Google Meet or a videoconferencing system of your choosing.

Request an SLA incident report

If you have experienced an incident that breached the Google Maps Platform Service Level Agreement (SLA), you can open a Technical support case to request an incident report. If you had opened a support case during the incident, you can make a request for an incident report on that case, rather than opening a new case. The incident report will include information about the impact and mitigation of the incident, and prevention steps that are taken to avoid such incidents in the future.

Request Assistance with a map data quality issue

If you have a complex issue around map data quality that requires investigation (such as a potential missing address or inaccurate address data), open a Technical support case and request a complex map data investigation. In your case, include details about the map data quality issue. Upon receiving a request, Google Maps Platform Support will engage with you to investigate the map data quality issue, and Google may make corresponding data changes.

Staying informed

Google Cloud project owners receive emails about backwards incompatible changes, mandatory migrations, legal, billing, and security issues that may affect their projects. To receive proactive notifications about such changes that might impact your project, assign the owner role with a monitored email address for each of your projects. Additionally, we recommend adding Essential Contacts to receive notifications in other categories.

Here are some other ways to stay up to date with Google Maps Platform:

  • The Maps Public Status Dashboard tracks the availability and status of the Google Maps Platform APIs. It is the first place to check when you discover an issue is affecting you. The dashboard shows incidents that affect many customers, so if you see an incident listed it is likely related to your problem.
  • Use the RSS Feed or JSON History links at the bottom of the Maps Public Status Dashboard to view a feed of current and past incidents. Every post to the Dashboard will trigger a post to the feed. To keep you updated, each post to the feed will include all the messages and updates pertaining to the corresponding Dashboard event. That way you won't need to dig through your feed history to piece together how things are progressing. RSS feeds are published in XML format. Browser extensions such as RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) allow you to preview the feed content and subscribe through your favorite RSS reader. JSON History is a JSON Web Feed of past incidents. A range of software libraries and web frameworks support content syndication via JSON Feed.
  • Subscribe to our Google Groups to stay up to date with changes, outages, and other announcements.
  • The Google Maps Platform Blog is a useful source of news and updates across all of Google's Geo developer products.
  • The Google Cloud Blog provides updates on all Google Cloud products, including the Google Maps Platform.
  • Subscribe to the Google Maps Platform YouTube channel for news announcements, developer tips, and featured developer stories.

Terms of use

For your reference, here are the documents relating to your usage:

  • Terms of Service: Describes your rights and obligations as a Google Maps Platform customer.