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Street View Static API Usage and Billing

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  1. Create or choose a project
  2. Set up or choose your billing profile
  3. Enable billing on your project
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Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

The Street View Static 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 Street View Static API

Under the pay-as-you-go pricing model, panoramas are charged under two panorama SKUs, static Street View panoramas and dynamic Street View panoramas.

SKU: Static Street View

A static Street View panorama is charged for each request to the Street View Static API to embed a static (non-interactive) Street View panorama. Usage of the Street View Image Metadata endpoint is not charged.

MONTHLY VOLUME RANGE
(Price per PANORAMA)
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

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 Street View Static API.

  • Maximum Queries per Second (QPS): 500

Authenticating Requests

For customers using the new pay-as-you-go model, authenticating requests to the Street View Static API is based on usage:

  • Requests up to 25,000 per day require an API key.
  • Requests exceeding 25,000 requests per day require an API key and a digital signature.

For more information, see Generate a digital signature.

Image Sizes

Street View images can be returned in any size up to 640 x 640 pixels.

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 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 Street View Static 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 Street View Static API.
  5. To view the quota limits, scroll down to the Advanced maps loads 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.