Pricing for the Maps Embed API
All Maps Embed API requests are available at no charge with unlimited usage.
Some Google APIs charge for usage, and you need to enable billing before you can start using these APIs. Enabling billing for the APIs that your projects use also has other advantages: Some APIs allow free usage up to a courtesy usage limit, and in some cases this free limit is increased when you enable billing.
Google Maps API uses the same pay-as-you-go system as Google Cloud, which means that you'll only pay for the APIs and SDKs you choose. The 28 APIs and SDKs that Google Maps offers are each priced individually based on usage per month, with a price range of $2-30 for every 1000 requests.
Expiration of public API Key
The fact of the matter is Public API keys don't expire. They are valid for as long as you don't delete them. So feel free to request as much public data for as long as you want, with in the limitations of your quota of course. Welcome to the would of Developing with Google!
Web and apps
If you need more integrated uses of our products for commercial use, we have multiple APIs available through Google Maps Platform to help you build and embed custom maps for your website or mobile app.
Some APIs make their keys freely available, while others require clients to pay for one. Either way, you'll most likely need to sign up for the service.
If you'd like to use Google Maps content in a television commercial, please refer to our guidelines on "Entertainment and Media" to request brand approval. Note that you may not use Google Earth, or Street View imagery in television commercials.
You can use the same API key for multiple websites, or you can generate a new key for each site. You can generate up to 100 unique API keys. Using a different API key for each site allows you to disable the key if you're no longer using it on an active website, or have stopped supporting the project.
To confirm the key is associated with the project:Go to the Credentials section, which can be accessed from the left side bar under Google Maps Platform > Credentials.Check that the API key you currently use on your website is listed.
The Google My Business API is available to registered users at no charge.
Furthermore, Google Maps API isn't open-source and doesn't allow for many customization options.
All use of Google Search Console API is free of charge.
All use of the Google Drive API is available at no additional cost. Exceeding the quota request limits doesn't incur extra charges and your account is not billed.
API Keys is currently free of charge. If you are using Cloud Endpoints to manage your API, you might incur charges at high traffic volumes.
Open APIs are APIs that are published on the internet and are free to access by consumers.
HTTP APIs. Pay only for the API calls you receive and the amount of data transferred out. For HTTP APIs, the API Gateway free tier includes one million API calls per month for up to 12 months.
Per call pricing
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If you own or manage a business, you can create a Business Profile on Google Search and Maps at no charge. Sign up for Google My Business or verify an existing profile.
What is the Difference Between GMB and Google Maps Google My Business is an online directory, while Google Maps is a service that provides directions. You are responsible for creating and maintaining your Google My Business listing, which helps you show up in peoples' searches.
Security of API keys
API keys are generally not considered secure; they are typically accessible to clients, making it easy for someone to steal an API key. Once the key is stolen, it has no expiration, so it may be used indefinitely, unless the project owner revokes or regenerates the key.
Use separate API keys for each app
You can create up to 300 API keys per project. For more information, see Limits on API keys. While one API key per application is ideal for security purposes, you can use restricted keys on multiple apps as long as they use the same type of application restriction.
All uses of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Street View content must provide attribution to Google and, if applicable, to our data providers. We do not approve of any use of content without proper attribution, in any circumstances, and we require attribution while the content is shown.