This section covers the following client-side APIs that are queried from a browser:
- The Google Earth API
- The Google Maps API for Flash (deprecated)
Welcome to the Google Maps API for Business!
You will have received a welcome letter from Google upon purchasing your Google Maps API for Business license. That letter contains your client ID and your private cryptographic key. These are important pieces of information and should be stored safely.
Your Google Maps API for Business provides the following benefits:
- Application usage reports, channel reports, and Analytics for Maps API for Business. All are documented in the Quota and Reporting page.
- More waypoints in the Directions service.
- Business-level support and service level agreement.
You must include your client ID in all API requests. Your client ID identifies you as a Maps API for Business customer and enables support and purchased quota for your application. Requests made without a client ID are not eligible for Maps API for Business benefits.
If you're switching from the free API services to a Maps API for Business
implementation, you must remove the
key parameter from your requests.
Your client ID is specified as the value of a
For more information, including instructions on passing your client ID to the Earth API and the Maps API for Flash, please read Loading Client-side APIs.
If you have lost your client ID or cryptographic key, you can recover them by logging in to the support portal and clicking Maps: Manage Client ID from the links on the left of the page.
Registering authorized URLs
Requests using your client ID will only succeed when coming from URLs that have been registered. Please read Registering authorized URLs in the Authentication chapter of this guide for instructions.
Once you have loaded the API, refer to the regular Developer Documentation for the API you are using.
The main source of information about the Google Maps client-side APIs is the general developer and reference documentation:
- Google Earth API: Developer's Guide and API Reference
Deprecated APIs include:
Google Maps API for Business customers have access to telephone and email support, as well as to the Enterprise Support Portal. Contact information is available on the Support and resources page.