This document lists requirements that are specific to all applications developed with the Places API, including the Place Autocomplete service that is part of that API. More general information for Google Maps developers may be found in the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service.
Displaying Places API results
You can display Places API results on a Google Map, or without a map. If you want to display Places API results on a map, then these results must be displayed on a Google Map. It is prohibited to use Places API data on a map that is not a Google map.
If your application displays data from the Places API on a Google Map, then the Google logo will be included and may not be altered. Applications that display Places API data on the same screen as a Google Map are not required to provide further attribution to Google.
If your application displays data from the Places API on a page or view that does not also display a Google Map, you must show a Powered by Google logo with that data. For example, if your application displays Places API data on one tab, and a Google Map with that data on another tab, the first tab must show the Powered by Google logo. If your application uses search fields with or without autocomplete, the logo must be displayed inline.
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The Powered by Google logo is not translated into different languages or localized. It's just an image.
The following zip file contains the Powered by Google logo in the correct sizes for desktop, Android and iOS applications. You may not resize or modify these logos in any way.
If you're using the Places API from a device where the attribution display is not practical, please contact our sales team to discuss licenses appropriate to your use case.
Other attribution requirements
Places API responses may include Listings provider attributions in HTML format that must be displayed to the user as provided. Any links included in the HTML must be preserved. We recommend placing this information below any search results or Place Details information.
Pre-Fetching, Caching, or Storage of Content
Applications using the Places API are bound by the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service. Section 3.2.3(a) and (b) of the terms states that you must not pre-fetch, index, store, or cache any Content except under the limited conditions stated in the terms.
Note that the place ID, used to uniquely identify a place, is
exempt from the caching restriction. You can therefore store place ID values
indefinitely. The place ID is returned in the
place_id field in
Places API responses.