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What is Google Maps Platform?

Google combines its services and APIs relating to interactive map applications in the Google Maps Platform. Anyone who wishes to use map applications with Google Maps must create a billing account – either online directly with Google or through us as a Google Cloud Partner.

Since summer 2018 the Google Maps Platform has replaced the Google Maps Standard Plan and the Google Maps Premium Plan. Since then, no distinction has been made as to whether or not the use is of a commercial nature. In technical terms the APIs remain the same; only the settlement modalities and pricing structure have changed.

These are the most frequently asked questions:


I use the Google Maps Standard Plan. What do I need to do?

I use the Google Maps Premium plan. What does the change mean for me?

I use both the standard and the premium plan - what do I need to do?

Costs & Pricing

Get an overview of the pricing model here:

Costs of Google Maps Platform

What happens if the free credit is not enough?

Can I use Google Maps free of charge in my Android or iOS app?

Integration-related problems

What does “For development purposes only” mean?

How do I integrate the Google Maps Platform into my app or website?

Ubilabs as a Google Cloud Premier Partner

What advantages does Ubilabs offer as a Google Cloud Premier Partner?

Partner advantages for license distribution and consulting

We are a leading Google Cloud Premier Partner specializing in Google Maps in DACH – and offer you a number of advantages:

  • Google Cloud from a single source: Maps, Cloud and GSuite

  • Price advantages – more favorable conditions, especially for larger volumes

  • Free US$200 credit for Google Maps usage

  • Personal consulting on the integration and optimal ROI of Google Maps

  • Reliable support from your own contact person instead of an anonymous hotline

  • Payment by invoice instead of credit card

  • For corporations: framework agreements & settlement to cost centers

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