Google sent out an email notification in early August 2022 informing customers that "legacy quota buckets" are planned to be decommissioned in October 2022.
What's going on?
Summarizing the background provided in Does my project use Premium Plan or Request quotas? there are two types of quotas found in the Google Maps > Quotas page:
- Requests quotas: Synonymous with "default quota buckets", these apply to all new GMP projects.
- Premium Plan quotas: Synonymous with "legacy quota buckets", these apply only to legacy Premium Plan projects.
Google Cloud projects that were migrated in from the legacy Premium Plan (PP) currently use Premium Plan quotas and not Requests quotas. Going forward, Premium Plan quotas will be decommissioned and only Requests quotas will apply to all projects. These quotas apply for combined usage across all API keys and Client ID within the project.
Who is impacted?
Only Premium Plan projects that currently use any of these APIs: Directions, Distance Matrix, Elevation, Geocoding and Places.
What do I need to do?
The migration is expected to be seamless. Google will take steps to migrate your Premium Plan quotas to Request quotas, automatically. Any potential impact to your project depends on which Premium Plan quotas you are using (client side vs server side) and whether you have custom quota values established. Instructions to find your quota limits are found here: Quota reports.
|Current usage||Google migration steps||Customer action|
|server-side only||PP quota limits migrate to Requests quotas as is.||None.|
|client-side + server-side||All PP limits will be lost and Google will assign a new Requests limit to fit the combined client-side + server-side usage.||Check the new Requests limit is sufficient. Consider splitting client/server side usage into separate projects if you want to apply separate quota limits.|
See Google's IssueTracker for more information: We are aligning all Google Maps APIs to use the default quota buckets.