Places

Help users discover the world with rich details for over 100 million points of interest

100 million

places
Build with comprehensive points of interest data.

25 million

updates daily
Count on accurate, real-time location information.

1 billion

monthly active users
Scale confidently, backed by our infrastructure.
Help your users explore the world around them
Give your users the information they need to plan a trip to Tokyo or choose a ramen restaurant in their neighborhood. With Places, you can provide users data on location names, addresses, ratings, reviews, contact information, and atmosphere. Local guides and users submit tens of millions of updates every day, so you can count on accurate, reliable information.
Provide better services with precise location intelligence
Avoid missed pickups by sending your drivers to precise addresses based on users’ reported location. Make it easier for users to enter correct billing and shipping information by automatically suggesting addresses as they type. When you use our powerful geolocation and geocoding features in combination with up-to-date Places data, you can get your users the information they need, right when they need it.
Build with comprehensive location data all over the globe
Use details on over 100 million places and points of interest to help users find you, attract customers with reviews, and even help detect fraud. Whether you do business in Barcelona or Baltimore, you can count on the same high-quality Google Maps experiences your users know and love.
Rely on Google scale as you grow
When you build on the same infrastructure that serves billions of Google Maps’ users, you can count on a platform that will scale and flex as you do. On our secure, future-proof infrastructure, you can grow from prototype to planet-scale without having to think about capacity, reliability, or performance.

Features

Place Details
Provide names, addresses, and other rich details like ratings, reviews, or contact information for over 100 million places.
Current Place
Identify a place based on real-time signals like time of day or user location.
Find Place
Turn a phone number, address, or name into a place.
Autocomplete
Automatically return location suggestions while users type.
Geocoding
Convert addresses to geographic coordinates, or the reverse.
Geolocation
Return the precise location of a device based on Wi-Fi or cell towers.
Time Zone
Return a time zone for any location.

See how it works

Google Maps Platform integrates seamlessly with iOS, Android, and desktop applications. Learn more.
Add autocomplete in Android
Request details on a place
Get latitude and longitude for a place

Start using Places

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Build customized map experiences that bring the real world to your users.

Give your users the best way to get from A to Z.

Help users discover the world with rich details.