Maps JavaScript API Usage and Billing

The Maps JavaScript API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Maps JavaScript API requests generate calls to two different SKUs depending on the type of request: map loads or panoramas. JavaScript services are priced separately from JavaScript native SKUs. Along with the overall Google Terms of Use, there are usage limits specific to the Maps JavaScript API. Manage your costs and usage with tools available in the Google Cloud Console.

How the Maps JavaScript API is billed

The Maps JavaScript 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 applied1 to the qualifying SKUs.

Pricing for the Maps JavaScript API

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.

(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.

(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:

Pricing for JavaScript services

JavaScript services are priced separately. See the service's usage and billing page for more information:

Other usage limits

While there is no maximum number of requests per day, the following usage limits are in place for the Maps JavaScript API:

  • 30,000 QPM (requests per minute).
  • 300 QPM (requests per minute) per IP address. In the Google Cloud Console, this quota is referred to as Map loads per minute per user.

Terms of Use restrictions

For complete details on allowed usage, consult the License Restrictions section in the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.

Manage your cost of use

To manage your cost of use of the Maps JavaScript 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 Maps JavaScript API:

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

  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.