Why Google Maps API for Business?

Find answers to common questions about Google Maps API for Business.

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Why would I pay for Google Maps API for Business if the Google Maps API is free?

For customers who need enhanced features such as advanced geocoding, added support, and full control over advertising, we offer Google Maps API for Business. Google Maps API for Business also delivers the service and support enterprise organizations need when incorporating maps into customer facing websites or mission critical internal applications.

Do I need to use Google Maps API for Business?

There are certain situations that require the use of Google Maps API for Business. If you're using the Maps API internally or for asset tracking purposes, you must have a Premier license. Additionally, if you are charging a fee for access to your Maps solution, whether for a business or consumer audience, you are required to purchase the Maps API Premier. All three of these use cases are prohibited by the standard Google Maps API terms of service.

What is the cost of Google Maps API for Business?

Google Maps API for Business is extremely cost-effective, starting at just $10,000 per year. Pricing is based on the number of map page views for externally facing websites. For internal uses, it is based on page views or number of vehicles being tracked. Please contact us for more information.

Does Google offer education or non-profit pricing for Google Maps API for Business?

Yes, Google Maps API is included in the Google Earth and Maps grants program. Please see the Google Earth Outreach page for more information.

Can I purchase geocoding-only services from Google?

No, geocoding is only available within the Google Maps API for Business.

Does Google provide a SLA for Google Maps API for Business?

Yes, the SLA provides 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Can I display ads alongside my Google Maps API for Business content?

Yes, Google Maps API for Business customers receive full control of advertising options.

In what countries is Google Maps API for Business available?

It is available in most countries that are supported by Google Maps. You can reference this site for details on geographic availability. Contact us for an up-to-date list or if you have specific data needs.

What are the differences between Google Maps API for Business and Google Earth Enterprise?

Google Maps API for Business is a hosted web-based mapping solution. Google Earth Enterprise enables users to build a custom Earth with large geospatial datasets. Google Earth Enterprise is available for internal deployment; Google does not offer a Maps API server.

Is the Google Maps API for Business designed for high-resolution printing?

No. Google Earth Enterprise and Google Earth Pro are designed for high-resolution printing.

How-to information

How do I get started?

Please contact us. A member of our sales or support teams will respond with information on the next steps.

I've found an error in Google Maps. Where can I report it?

Please visit this site to correct the maps.

Where can I find more information on developing on the Google Maps API?

The best place to begin is by referencing the documentation for Google Maps API and the Premier-specific developer's guide. The Google Maps API FAQ contains additional information on getting started.