Google Maps APIs

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The best of Google's powerful mapping for your business

Create engaging web and mobile applications using Google Maps' powerful mapping platform, including driving directions, Street View imagery and more.

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Get local data

Provide your application with full access to Google’s worldwide database of over 100 million business listings and points of interest with Google Places APIs.

Give your user the best route

With driving directions for 199 countries, the Directions API allows you to help users find their way to your shop, hotel or other destinations.

Get full access

Let your users see where they're going before they even get there with visually accurate Street View imagery.

For more detailed technical information, please visit the Google Maps developer site.

45-Degree Imagery

The Google Maps APIs include access to 45-degree imagery in over 120 cities worldwide, offering views of the cityscape from all four sides. This means that your users can explore your data with a unique perspective within a particular area.

Address Auto-completion

Make address entry easy for your users. Any text field on your web page can be enhanced with the power of Google Maps auto-complete, giving you fast, accurate and easy address entry.


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Business and POI Search

The Google Maps APIs provide your application with full access to Google's worldwide database of over 100 million business listings and points of interest. Whether you need to show your users nearby bars, coffee shops, airports or supermarkets, you can provide a filtered list of places that are most relevant to your users.


The Google Maps APIs deliver the full power of Google's routing engine to your applications. You can generate routes between up to 23 locations for driving, walking or cycling. Up to 3 alternative routes are offered, and users can drag routes on the map to make changes. Routes can avoid toll roads or motorways, and travel time can be reduced by calculating the optimal order to visit each location.

Distance Matrices

If your application needs to determine travel time and distance quickly between many pairs of locations, you can use the Distance Matrix service of the Google Maps APIs. For example, if you're building a location finder and want to offer users a way to filter results by drive time, the Distance Matrix service is a quick and easy way to evaluate which nearby locations to include.

Predictive Travel Time

Google Maps APIs provide predictive travel time based on historical time of day and day of week data.

Routing in Traffic

Google Maps APIs give you the best route based on the current traffic.

Drawing Tools

The Google Maps APIs include ready-to-go drawing tools that enable your users to select areas, drop markers, and draw and edit shapes.

Elevation Profiles

The Google Maps APIs can deliver elevation profiles along any path, whether along a route or across a continent. They even return depths underwater.

Enterprise Support

Your mapping application could be crucial to your business so the Google Maps APIs ensure peace of mind by including 24-hour technical support and a service-level agreement.

Forward and Reverse Geocoding

The Google Maps APIs deliver Google's global address database to your application, enabling you to search for locations on the map based on an address, or to find the address for a given location, anywhere in the world.

Global Satellite Imagery

The global catalogue of high-resolution aerial imagery offered by Google Earth is also available in the Google Maps APIs. You can switch any map to satellite view using the optional labels. The highest level of detail at a given location can be determined automatically, allowing you to show your users the best image possible.

KML Rendering

If you already store and manage geospatial data in KML or GeoRSS format, you can add that to your Maps API application with just a few lines of code.

Rapid Updates from MapMaker

If you spot an error on the map, you can fix it using Google MapMaker and see the change reflected in your Google Maps APIs application within minutes.

Real-Time Traffic

Major streets can be colour-coded to reflect the current volume of traffic in real time.

Rock Solid Reliability

The Google Maps APIs offer proven reliability, with 100% uptime measured in a recent independent evaluation of API availability.

Static Maps

The Static Maps API can generate an image of a map with support for pins, lines, shapes and styling.

Street View

The Google Maps APIs allow you to embed Street View panoramas into your application. You can control the direction the panorama faces, respond to changes in the view triggered by your users and add interactive elements such as markers, pop-up windows or even your own panoramic images.

Styled Maps

The Google Maps look and feel is familiar and trusted around the world, but if you need something a little different, the Google Maps APIs let you tailor the style of the map to your needs. You can simplify the map to draw more attention to your data, or restyle the map to fit in with the rest of your application.

Support for Different Devices

The Google Maps APIs ensure that your maps will work on major web browsers and mobile devices. High-resolution screens are detected and the map is adjusted automatically to ensure that it remains perfectly crisp and clear.