Important Changes Google Maps Standard Plan – Google Maps Platform

May 3rd, 2018

Important information about the Google Maps Standard Plan starting May 8, 2018

Google announced significant changes to the Google Maps licensing on May 1, 2018, affecting both the Google Maps Standard Plan and the Google Maps Premium Plan – you can find the key changes in the following Google Blog post, and we’ll explain them later in this Wabion News article.

Google Maps will become Google Maps Platform

What will change for you as a Google Standard Plan customer?

The most important first: You should take action quickly to avoid any kind of service interruption ! Wabion as your capable Google Cloud Premier partner will assist you avoid this in any case.

If you are using the Google Maps Standard Plan without Google Maps license key an immediate action is necessary.

The most important changes to the Google Maps Standard Plan will be:

For What Starting
All New terms of use

New prices and discounts

June 2018
Keyless / Usage of Standard Plans without license key Will no longer be possible and will be blocked by Google May 2018
Standard Plan without invoice Only possible up to an amount of $ 200 per month June 2018
Standard Plan with invoice Billing according to new license model

Processing via credit card or via Wabion

June 2018

When will the new contracts for the Google Maps Premium Plan apply?

The new Google Maps Premium Plan contracts will be available from September 2018. However, there will be no changes to the ongoing Google Maps Premium Plan licenses. Also until the end of December 2018 Bridge SKUs will be offered (Extension of the current Google Maps Premium Plan licenses according to the previous license model).

What do these changes mean for Google Maps Standard Plan customers?

For What needs to be done?
Keyless / Usage of Standard Plans without license key You must purchase a license and enable billing.

You should also check your consumption and decide if you would like to contract directly with Google or through us as a partner.   

Standard Plan without invoice with a consumption below $ 200 per month no measures required
Standard Plan without invoice with a consumption above $ 200 per month You must enable billing.

You should also check your consumption and decide if you would like to contract directly with Google or through us as a partner.   

Standard Plan with invoice You should review your consumption and billing and decide if you would like to contract directly with Google or through us as a partner.   

How do I enable billing of my Google Maps Standard Plan via credit card?

Learn what steps are needed to enable credit card billing:

Youtube Video Google Maps Platform

What advantages does a transaction offer me through the partner Wabion?

If you require a volume of more than $ 500 per month, it’s worth making the contract through Wabion as a Google Cloud Premier Partner. We may be able to offer you volume discounts and, among other things, offer payment via invoice. As an additional service you will receive free support during the transition.

If you need technical support, you can use our Google Certified Google Maps Deployment Specialist.

Do you have further questions or would you like a quote?

We will keep you informed on our website about news on the Google Maps Premium and Google Maps Standard Plan.

Additionally you can reach our Google Maps Transition Team via the email address maps-transition@wabion.com  -We will call you back and make you a personal quote.


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