Google Announces Flexible Payment Plan for Google Maps API

Today, Google announced new pricing pay-as-you-go model for its Google Maps API. Now, Developers can integrate Google Maps API and scale instantly without going into too much payment plan confusion. Google has two plans for Maps API – Standard and Premium. Standard plan is a free plan and allows up to 2500 requests a day free of charge. The Premium plan is a paid plan that will cost $0.50 per 1000 requests a day.

The Google Maps Web Service APIs offer a powerful toolkit for the real world - including geocoding, directions, elevation for any point on earth, and snapping GPS crumbs to the road network.

In an announcement via a blog post, Google Maps APIs Product Manager, Ken Hoetmer wrote:

Today we’re introducing a simple and flexible option for developers to instantly and easily scale with these Web Service APIs, by opening them up to pay-as-you-go purchasing via the Google Developers Console. In this new purchasing structure, the Google Maps Geocoding, Directions, Distance Matrix, Roads, Geolocation, Elevation, and Time Zone APIs remain free of charge for the first 2,500 requests per day, and developers may now simply pay $0.50 USD per 1,000 additional requests up to 100,000 requests per API per day. Developers requiring over 100,000 requests per day should contact us to purchase a premium license.