Are you using Google Maps API? Then it is time to move into Google Maps Platform. Beginning June 11, you’ll need a valid API key and a Google Cloud Platform billing account to access our core products. Know more about this change.
What is Google Maps Platform?
Google Maps Platform is the next generation of our Google Maps business—encompassing streamlined API products and new industry solutions to help drive innovation.
What are the changes, developers should know?
- Streamlined products: Google is simplifying 18 individual APIs into three core products—Maps, Routes, and Places
- One pricing plan: Merged the Standard and Premium plans to form one pay-as-you-go pricing plan. All developers will receive the first $200 of monthly usage for free and will be billed beyond this usage. No annual, up-front commitments, termination fees or usage limits
- Free support: Google is also rolling out free customer support for all
- Single console: Maps platform is now integrated with Google Cloud Platform, to make it easier for you to track your usage, manage your projects
How should existing customers get ready?
Beginning June 11, you’ll need a valid API key and a Google Cloud Platform billing account to access our core products. Google has released a detailed Guide for Existing Users to further understand these changes and help you easily transition to the new plan.
What are the changes to the Pricing Plans?
While Google believes most of the small time customers can easily fit into the $200 per month free usage tire, for large volume enterprise users, it is providing high-volume pricing discounts. Google has also provided detailed pricing details. It is also offering Custom industry solutions and high-volume pricing discounts for gaming, ridesharing, and asset tracking.