Request a quota uplift for your news-related Google Maps APIs project
For years, news media organizations have been using the Google Maps APIs to enhance their interactive reporting work. We’d like to continue supporting and growing these innovative journalistic uses of our maps with a new opportunity that grants quota uplifts to news media websites using the Google Maps APIs Standard Plan (

If accepted, you will be granted quota uplifts up to 1 million requests per day to the APIs you intend to use for upcoming projects. If your site needs higher usage limits, technical support, reporting tools, SLAs — or if you plan to use our maps behind a login / paywall — contact our sales team to learn more about the Premium Plan (

To apply for this program, please provide all the information requested below (English-only, please). We will only process applications that are complete. Important: Before applying, you must (1) have billing disabled for your project; otherwise, you will be charged; (2) enable the Maps APIs you plan to use (3) provide a project ID.

Google's use of your information in this form is governed by our privacy policy ( We will use the information to evaluate your request and contact you if you’re accepted. We may also reach out to you for feedback as we periodically evaluate the program.

Your full name
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Your email address
We will use this email to be in touch about your application and follow up with you in the future about the status of your published Google Maps APIs project.
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Your news organization
Please use full name of organization.
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Your website address
What domain will you be using to host your maps-related project?
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Country in which you will be based while using the Google Maps APIs.
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Google contact who referred you (optional)
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Size of editorial team
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Daily audience reach
These numbers will not be shared and are for application reviews only.
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How are you planning to use the Maps APIs?
In 500 words or less, please describe in detail your project and how you will use the Google Maps APIs. This information will not be shared and is for application reviews only.
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Which APIs are you planning to use?
Check all that apply:
Important: Enable the APIs you plan to use
Before we can give your account an uplift, you'll need to enable the Maps APIs you plan to use in the Google Developer Console. Learn how to enable APIs here:
Estimate your expected usage
Grants may include uplifts to 1 million requests / day. Use the Standard plan calculator here:
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Publish date?
Include details about both your development roadmap and scheduled publish date. We review applications on a weekly basis. If you're on deadline, consider using our pay-as-you-go billing option:
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Project ID
Before applying, you must create a new project in the Google Developer Console: Note: This is different than your API key.
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Important: Do not enable billing
If you have billing enabled for your project in the Google Developer Console, you will be charged. Make sure you have not enabled billing for your project. For more information, visit the Help Center:
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