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Google Maps API

About Google Maps APIs

Google Maps have become essential in our everyday lives. Find the nearest grocery store or shopping mall closest to us has never been easier. Since direction helps us locate business premises or location, there is a need to integrate the maps to our website. SEO ranking on the internet is a big deal for every company that wants to generate more income. To assist businesses to get enough discoverability, Google developed the Google maps APIs.

Google Maps API is a set of libraries or commands that allow developers to create custom maps for embedding in mobile applications or website pages.

How Google Maps API Works

The first step is to create a Google Cloud Platform project and attach a billing account to it. The developer has to request an API key from Google Cloud Console. The key is a unique code that allows Google to validate who is requesting access to the platform and verify its permission. Google will enable you to generate and restrict the API to avoid unintended and malicious usage of your project.

After setting necessary restrictions, the developer builds endpoints that are used to call the API. Endpoints are created using JavaScript programming language. Typing a specific keyword allows the API to process and return all places from the map related to the search. The API uses the rank algorithm to produce the most popular spots based on the user request. Responses are returned in the JSON data format.

Google allows you to mash up the API with other applications for easy customization and integration.


Developers - Website developers use these APIs to embed maps on web pages, applications and mobile devices.

Business Owners - Entrepreneurs use the APIs to integrate with their applications and website to assist in data analysis and discoverability on Google.

Marketers - APIs help marketers to build on their campaigns and increase website traffic and click through volumes.

Logistics Companies - Logistics companies use APIs to track their cargo. Delivery and transport companies such as Uber and Bolt use the API in business operations.


  1. Help business owners to specify the region that they serve
  2. Filter all categories that are relevant to your business
  3. Allows verification of your business listing on Google
  4. Help to optimize photos on Google My Business listing.
  5. Identify the proximity of business premise based on the search.
  6. Provides real-time data


When using these APIs, an individual can expect enhanced automation and improve visibility on Google search result pages.

Free examples of these APIs include Geocoding, Google Places, Timezones, Map Distance Matrix and Driving Directions APIs.

Best Google Maps APIs

  1. Google Timezone API
  2. MapTiles
  3. Google Maps Geocoding
  4. Geocoding
  5. Location to Address
  6. TrackService
  7. Raster and Vector Maps
  8. Google Maps Geocoding

Google Maps API SDKs

All Google Maps APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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