Maps SDK for iOS Usage and Billing

The Maps SDK for iOS uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Maps SDK for iOS requests generate calls to one of three SKUs depending on the type of request: SKU: Mobile Native Dynamic Maps, SKU: Dynamic Maps, or SKU: Dynamic Street View. Along with the overall Google Terms of Use, there are usage limits specific to the Maps SDK for iOS. Manage your costs and usage with tools available in the Google Cloud Console.

How the Maps SDK for iOS is billed

The Maps SDK for iOS 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 applied1 to the qualifying SKUs.

Pricing for the Maps SDK for iOS

SKU: Mobile Native Dynamic Maps

A Google map object, not loaded with a map ID, in a Maps SDK for Android or Maps SDK for iOS mobile application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.00 USD 0.00 USD 0.00 USD

A single map load is accrued for each instantiation of a Google map object in a Maps SDK for Android or Maps SDK for iOS mobile application:

User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads. With the pay-as-you-go pricing model, the creation of a Street View panorama is no longer charged as a Mobile Native map load. It is charged as a Dynamic Street View.


SKU: Dynamic Maps

An application that displays either a map loaded with or without a map ID using Maps JavaScript API, or a map loaded with a map ID and using either the Maps SDK for Android or Maps SDK for iOS.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per MAP LOAD)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.007 USD per each
(7.00 USD per 1000)
0.0056 USD per each
(5.60 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

User interactions with the map, such as panning, zooming, or switching map layers, do not generate additional map loads.


SKU: Dynamic Street View

Street View panoramas and map loads are now charged separately. A dynamic Street View panorama is charged for each instantiation of a panorama object in a Maps JavaScript API, Maps SDK for Android, Maps SDK for iOS application.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.014 USD per each
(14.00 USD per 1000)
0.0112 USD per each
(11.20 USD per 1000)
Contact Sales for volume pricing

An instantiation of a panorama object occurs:

Other usage limits

All mobile usage of the Maps SDK for iOS is unlimited, but you can set quota limits to cap your project's usage of Dynamic Street View requests through the Maps SDK for iOS.

Terms of Use restrictions

For information on terms of use, see 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 Google Maps Platform APIs, set daily quota limits on all requests to any billable API. Daily quotas are reset at midnight Pacific time.

To view or change quota limits for the Maps SDK for iOS:

  1. In the Cloud Console, open the Google Maps Platform Quotas page.
  2. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Maps SDK for iOS.
  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.


  1. Users in India must create a Google Cloud Platform billing account before creating a Google Maps Platform billing account to receive the Maps Platform credit.