Google Places API

Welcome to the Google Places API

Power your location-based app with the Google Places API, which can be used to find detailed information about places across a wide range of categories. Backed by the same database used by Google Maps and Google+ Local, the Google Places API features over 95 million businesses and points of interest that are updated frequently through owner-verified listings and user-moderated contributions.


The Google Places API allows you to query for detailed place information on a variety of categories, such as: establishments, prominent points of interest, geographic locations, and more. The Google Places API is also integrated into the Google Maps API as a JavaScript Library.


The Google Places API includes support for events (defined as any type of public or private gathering, performance, or promotion) and allows you to search for or Bump any event that occurs at a location listed in the Google Places service.

Place Autocomplete

The Google Place Autocomplete feature returns place information based on text search terms and can be used to provide autocomplete functionality for text-based geographic searches.

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Discover Places API Examples


The Google Maps Developer Relations team hosts weekly offices via hangouts on the Google Maps API Google+ page. Come hang out with the team, get your questions answered, and provide feedback.


Looking for inspiration on how to best use the Places API? Visit the Google Developer Showcase to see how other developers are using the Places API in their apps.

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