You can localize your Maps JavaScript API application by changing the default language settings and by specifying a region code, which alters the map's behavior based on a given country or territory. Read about localizing the map.


The Maps JavaScript API team regularly updates the API with new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. You can indicate which version of the API to load within your application by specifying it in the v parameter of the Maps JavaScript API bootstrap request. Read more about versioning.