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Roads API Usage and Billing

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Pay-As-You-Go pricing

The Roads API uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

How usage and billing work under the pay-as-you-go model

  • The Google Maps Platform APIs are billed by SKU.
  • Usage is tracked for each Product SKU, and an API may have more than one Product SKU.
  • Cost is calculated by: SKU Usage x Price per each use.
  • For each billing account, for qualifying Google Maps Platform SKUs, a $200 USD Google Maps Platform credit is available each month, and automatically applied to the qualifying SKUs.

For more information, see Google Maps Platform Billing and Google Maps Platform Reporting.

Pricing for the Roads API

Under the pay-as-you-go pricing model, Roads API requests generate different SKUs depending on the type of request: route traveled with snap to roads or nearest roads.

SKU: Roads – Route Traveled

A request to the Roads API’s Snap to Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Roads – Nearest Road

A request to the Roads API’s Nearest Roads service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per QUERY)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.01 USD per each
(10.00 USD per 1000)
0.008 USD per each
(8.00 USD per 1000)
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SKU: Roads – Speed Limits

A request to the Roads API’s Speed Limits service.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per ELEMENT)
0–100,000 100,001–500,000 500,000+
0.02 USD per each
(20.00 USD per 1000)
0.016 USD per each
(16.00 USD per 1000)
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Speed Limits requests are billed per speed limit element returned in API response. This amount will always be equal to or less than the number of points passed in the original request.

Other usage limits

While you are no longer limited to a maximum number of requests per day (QPD), the following usage limits are still in place for the Roads API:

  • 500 requests per second (QPS).
  • Up to 100 points per request
  • Speed limit data not included

Terms of Use restrictions

For information on terms of use, see policies for the Roads 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 Google Maps Platform APIs, you can set daily quota limits on all requests to any billable API.

To view or change quota limits for the Roads API:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Click the project drop-down and select a project.
  3. Open the Quotas page.
  4. Click the APIs drop-down and select the Roads API.
  5. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Requests card.
    A table lists the quota names and limits.
  6. 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 click 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.

Premium Plan customers

For more information, see Premium Plan Usage Rates and Limits.