FAQ

Collectively, we refer to the Universal Terms, the Maps/Earth Additional Terms, the Legal Notices, and the Privacy Policy as the "Agreement". The Agreement is a binding contract between you and Google regarding your use of Google Maps/Google Earth.

  • view and annotate maps;
  • create KML files and map layers;
  • publicly display Content with proper attribution online, in video, and in print; and
  • do many other things described in the Using Google Maps, Google Earth, and Street View permissions page.

Actual Conditions; Assumption of Risk. When you use Google Maps/Google Earth's map data, traffic, directions, and other Content, you may find that actual conditions differ from the map results and Content, so exercise your independent judgment and use Google Maps/Google Earth at your own risk. You’re responsible at all times for your conduct and its consequences.

Your Content in Google Maps/Google Earth. Content you upload, submit, store, send, or receive through Google Maps/Google Earth is subject to Google’s Universal Terms, including the license in the section entitled “Your Content in our Services”. However, content that remains exclusively local to your device (such as a locally-stored KML file) is not uploaded or submitted to Google, and is therefore not subject to that license.

“If you are using our Services on behalf of a government entity, that entity accepts these terms. Solely to the extent permitted by applicable law, regulation, or privileges and immunities, that entity will hold harmless and indemnify Google and its affiliates, officers, agents and employees from any claim, action or proceedings arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, judgements, litigation costs and legal fees.”