I wanted to know if you are allowed to save a static image of an area of a map so the usage limit does not run out and gets replaced with an quota exceeded image.

If it's allowed, then I can save the image onto my server and link it around my website instead making requests to the Google Static Maps API.

I have not seen a policy where you are not allowed, but all I need is confirmation if you are allowed or not so I don't get in any kind of trouble.


The limit is 1000 different images, per person [not site], per day. Are you really sure this is even a concern for you?

Anyway, from the full ToS:

You must not pre-fetch, cache, or store any Content, except that you may store: (i) limited amounts of Content for the purpose of improving the performance of your Maps API Implementation if you do so temporarily, securely, and in a manner that does not permit use of the Content outside of the Service [...]

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