Google Maps Engine API

Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create, share, and publish your own custom Google maps.

We offer two levels of Google Maps Engine accounts:

Free accounts: Free accounts have full access to the Maps Engine product and API; table and query limits may be lower than those for paid accounts. Sign up for a free account.

Enterprise-level accounts: If you'd like higher limits and Enterprise-level support, we offer paid Google Maps Engine accounts. Please visit our Google Maps for Business page and click the Get in touch button at the top. Someone from our sales team will be in touch quickly.

The Google Maps Engine APIs open the platform for developers to build Maps Engine-powered applications. Access Maps Engine data directly, reading from and writing to your spatial data hosted on our cloud. With the API, organizations can develop for any platform—web, Android, iOS, server, GIS software—to build endless kinds of applications, like store locators, crowd-sourced maps, or asset management apps. Integrate Maps Engine into your existing data systems or build a completely new application on the platform.

If you'd like to do a tutorial that covers some of the basic operations of the Google Maps Engine API, please visit our tutorial page.

API Developer's Guide

If you're interested in storing, modifying, or retrieving your geospatial data in Google Maps Engine, read the Developer's Guide for information on authorization and authentication, best practices, operations, and more.

Retrieve public datasets

If you're a developer who wishes to retrieve a public dataset for use in your application, read this quickstart guide for everything you need to know.

Visualize your data in Google Maps

If you'd like to access and display your Maps Engine data using the Google Maps JavaScript API v3, the visualization library allows you to do so with only a few lines of code.

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