Air Quality API Usage and Billing

The Air Quality API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Air Quality API requests generate calls to Air Quality SKU Along with the overall Google Terms of Use, there are usage limits specific to the Air Quality API. Manage your costs and usage with tools available in the Google Cloud Console.

How the Air Quality API is billed

The Air Quality 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 applied to the qualifying SKUs.

Pricing for the Air Quality API

SKU: Air Quality

This SKU applies for the following endpoints and methods:

  • currentConditions
  • history (per page)
  • heatmapTiles
  • forecast (per page)
    (Price per REQUEST)
    0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
    0.005 USD per each
    (5.00 USD per 1000)
    0.004 USD per each
    (4.00 USD per 1000)
    Contact Sales for volume pricing

    Other usage limits

    While there are no maximum number of requests per day, the following usage limits are still in place for the Air Quality API:

    • Maximum Queries per Minute: 6,000 QPM

    This quota is applied separately to each method, meaning you can make a maximum of 6,000 QPM to each API.

    Terms of Use restrictions

    For information on terms of use, see policies for the Air Quality API, and the License Restrictions section of the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.

    Manage your cost of use

    To manage your cost of use of the Air Quality 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 Air Quality API:

    1. In the Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
    2. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Air Quality API.
    3. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the 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.