Places APIs and Related Products

The Google Places APIs belong to the family of Google Maps APIs. Not sure which API you need? Try the API picker.

Google Places APIs

Google Places API for Android. Connect your users with information about millions of places.

Google Places API for iOS. Connect your users with information about millions of places.

Places Library in the Google Maps JavaScript API. Up-to-date information about millions of locations.

Google Places API Web Service. Up-to-date information about millions of locations.


Place IDs. Unique identifier for a place, supported in many APIs.

Place types. Supported values for the types property.

Related Google Maps APIs


Google Maps Android API. Maps for your native Android app.


Google Maps SDK for iOS. Maps for your native iOS app.

Web APIs

Google Maps Embed API. Add a Google Map to your site without code or quota limits.

Google Maps JavaScript API. Customize maps with your own content and imagery.

Google Static Maps API. Simple, embeddable map image with minimal code.

Google Street View Image API. Real-world imagery and panoramas.

Web Service APIs

Google Maps Directions API. Directions between multiple locations.

Google Maps Distance Matrix API. Travel time and distance for multiple destinations.

Google Maps Elevation API. Elevation data for any point in the world.

Google Maps Geocoding API. Convert between addresses and geographic coordinates.

Google Maps Geolocation API. Location data from cell towers and WiFi nodes.

Google Maps Roads API. Snap-to-road functionality to accurately trace GPS breadcrumbs.

Google Maps Time Zone API. Time zone data for anywhere in the world.

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