Support  |  Google Maps Platform Routes Preferred API  |  Google Developers (2023)

Are you feeling a little stuck using the Routes Preferred API?If so, then you have the following options for getting help with yourapplication.

  • Contact Google Support. Only those cases filed through Google Support aresubject to an SLA (Service Level Agreement).

  • Refer to the examples and the How-to guides in this documentation set.

Support for pre-release versions

Google may release Early Access, Alpha, or Beta versions of theRoutes Preferred API. Refer to theCloud Launch Stagesfor definitions. Although Google has no obligation to provide support for EarlyAccess, Alpha or Beta versions, features, or functionality of the Services,we'll consider requests at these development stages on a case-by-case basis.

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From the Google Maps Platform Support page, you can create new support cases and view, resolve, or escalate existing cases.

To manage cases in the Maps Console, you will need to have one of the following roles:

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  • Project Owner
  • Project Editor
  • Tech Support Editor
  • Tech Support Viewer

The Tech Support Viewer role is only able to view case information and cannot interact with or update the case in any way.

To learn more about these roles, including how to apply them, see Grant support access. View a comparison of the roles mentioned in the Maps documentation.

Create a support case

Project Owners, Project Editors, and Tech Support Editors can create support cases. If you don’t have one of these roles, contact your Project Owner or Organization Admin to get access.

  1. Visit the Google Maps Platform Support Create a Case page in the Cloud Console.
  2. Select the project related to your question in the top dropdown bar of the Cloud Console.
  3. Fill out the form in detail.
  4. Once your case is created, you can correspond with Support via Email.

Manage your cases

View, resolve, or escalate your support cases from the Cloud Console. Please communicate with support on your cases by responding to case emails. In the future, you can look forward to replying to cases in the Cloud Console.

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View cases

Your cases are visible on the Cases page, while your most recent cases are also visible on the Google Maps Platform Support Overview page, which you can use to go to the Cases page. Select any case to see its details and interact with Maps Support.

Cases are scoped to the selected project, so you will only see cases that were created within that project. If you have multiple projects and cannot find an expected support case, check to see if you are viewing the project from where you originally created the support case.

Escalate a case

If you think that your case is not being handled optimally, you can escalate the case. An escalation manager will review your case to ensure that it is handled properly. Escalation managers can provide additional expertise or better prioritize a case based on business requirements, but they cannot grant exceptions to policies or terms of service.

One hour after a case is first submitted, you may escalate it. Use the Escalate button found in the footer of your support emails, in the case creation confirmation email, or in any response to the case. You can also click the 'Escalate' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.

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Resolve a case

If your case no longer requires support, you can either inform Support via email or you can click the 'Resolve' button at the top of the Case Details page for your case.

Grant support access

A Project Owner or an Organization Admin can grant all available roles from the IAM page.

  1. Open the IAM page in the Cloud Console.
  2. Select Select a project > choose a project from the dropdown > Open.
  3. Select Add, then enter the new member’s email address.
    • You can add individuals, service accounts, or Google Groups as members, but every project must have at least one individual as a member.
  4. Select the member’s role. For best security practices, we strongly recommend giving the member the lowest permissions needed. Members with Project Owner permissions are able to manage all aspects of the project, including shutting it down.
    • To grant Project Owner or Project Editor permissions, choose the appropriate role under Project.
    • To limit a member’s permissions to filing technical support cases, choose the Tech Support Editor role under Support.
  5. Save your changes.

Contact Billing Support as a Billing Admin

The Billing Admin role does not grant permissions to create support cases on its billing account, because access to Support (Tech or Billing) is based on project permissions, and is granted to Project Owners, Project Editors, or Tech Support Editors on a project tied to the billing account. If you do not have access to any project tied to the billing account:

  1. Create a new project. You are automatically assigned the Project Owner role for this project.
  2. Enable billing on your new project, using the billing account used for your group's other projects.
  3. Enable a Maps API from this new project.

Learn how to create a project, enable billing for it, and enable an API.

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Since you are the Project Owner for this new project, you have access to Maps API support case creation from that new project and can make inquiries about the billing account attached to it.

Support hours of availability

You can contact support by filing a case in the Cloud Console.

  • The Support team operates on weekdays and is available from Monday 9 AM Tokyo time to Friday 5 PM Pacific time (24x5), excluding regional holidays.
  • In addition to 24x5 support access, technical support for critical issues is available on weekends and regional holidays (24x7), via the Google Cloud Console, with a 1 hour response time.

Privacy inquiries

For questions related to data privacy and protection, you can contact us using the Data Privacy Inquiry Form.

Terms of use

Acceptable Use Policy Defines the use cases that are acceptable under your license agreement.
Service Level Agreement Details the expected uptime for the services, and your entitlement to credit in the event of service downtime.
Technical Solutions and Services Guidelines Describes the support offering for your product.


How do I solve for development purposes only on Google Maps? ›

To fix this you have to create an account in the Google Console, enter your credit card information, select the appropriate API and get the Google Maps code for you website.

How do I get a platform API key for Google Maps? ›

Go to the Google Maps Platform > Credentials page. On the Credentials page, click Create credentials > API key. The API key created dialog displays your newly created API key. Click Close.

How do I fix this page can't load Google Maps correctly? ›

Here are three things to check if you are still seeing the “This page didn't load Google Maps correctly” error.
  1. Wait five minutes. Google says it can take up to five minutes for the changes to take effect. ...
  2. Check the console again. Revisit the section above on identifying the cause of the error. ...
  3. Clear your cache.
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Why is Google Maps API not working? ›

There are a several reasons why your google maps may not be working, the most common issue being no Google Map API key set or set incorrectly. To use the Google Maps JavaScript API, you must register your app project on the Google Cloud Platform Console and get a Google API key which you can add to your app.

Why does Google Maps API say for development purposes only? ›

Common reasons for the message include set up issues with the Google Maps API key, and not having an associated credit card on the Google account. Either of these will result in Google showing a development version of the map which is a greyed out map with a 'For development purposes only' message across it.

How do I turn off Google Maps API? ›

Disable an API
  1. Go to the API Console.
  2. From the projects list, select a project or create a new one.
  3. If the API Manager page isn't already open, open the console left side menu and select API Manager.
  4. Next to the API you want to disable, click Disable.


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