Google Maps Core Services Summary

Last modified: May 01, 2018 | Previous Versions

The complete list of services that form Google Maps Core Services is shown below. While Google offers many other services and APIs, only the services below are covered by the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service, service level agreements (if applicable), and support offerings (if applicable), and deprecation policy.

Directions API: The Directions API service calculates directions between an origin and destination.

Distance Matrix API: The Distance Matrix API service calculates travel distance and time for a matrix of origins and destinations.

Geocoding API: The Google Geocoding API service provides geocoding and reverse geocoding of locations.  

Geolocation API: The Google Geolocation API service calculates location based on specified cell towers or WiFi nodes.

Maps Embed API: The Maps Embed API service enables embedding an interactive map, or Street View panorama, on your website with a simple HTTP request.  

Maps Elevation API: The Maps Elevation API service reports elevation data for a location on Earth.

Maps JavaScript API: The Maps JavaScript API service enables adding maps based on Google Maps data to web pages.

Maps SDK for Android: The Maps SDK for Android service enables adding maps based on Google Maps data to an Android application.  

Maps SDK for iOS: The Maps SDK for iOS service enables adding maps based on Google Maps data to an iOS application.  

Maps Static API: The Maps Static API service enables creating a static map image, based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTPS request.

Places API: The Places API for Web service returns information about places (establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest).

Places Library, Maps JavaScript API: The Places Library, Maps JavaScript API service returns information about places (establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest).

Places SDK for Android: The Places SDK for Android service returns information about places (establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest).

Places SDK for iOS: The Google Places API for iOS service returns information about places (establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest).

Roads API: The Google Roads API service associates location coordinates to roads.

Street View API: The Street View API service enables creating a static Street View image based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTPS request.

Time Zone API: The Time Zone service reports the time zone for a location on Earth.  

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