Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | 11:19 PM
Google Maps, now quite popular with users in India, lets you search for addresses, find businesses, and calculate driving directions. There are many use-cases where you would want to bring the experience of Google Maps combined with the data of a third party website.
The API is free for public facing websites, and there is a paid version available for Intranet, asset tracking, and vehicle tracking scenarios.
We recently released the user-generated content from MapMaker for use in the API, so developers can now specify that they want MapMaker tiles instead of the standard road/hybrid tiles. More information on this feature is available here:
We also recently launched driving directions for India, and developers can access that data from the API as well. Here is a sample that displays driving directions for the New Delhi region.
Some usage examples from India:
- Standard Chartered Bank in India uses Google Maps APIs for their ATM locator service.
- Route Guru uses Google Maps APIs and Eicher Data mashup to give landmark based directions in NCR region.
Rajdeep Dua, Google Developer Relations, India