Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360 panoramic views of streets , real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle and air, or public transportation.
Google Maps offers an API that allows maps to be embedded on third-party websites, and offers a locator for businesses and other organizations in numerous countries around the world. Google Map Maker allowed users to collaboratively expand and update the service's mapping worldwide but was discontinued from March 2017. However, crowdsourced contributions to Google Maps were not discontinued as the company announced those features will be transferred to the Google Local Guides program.
Google Maps for Android and iOS devices was released in September 2008 and features GPS turn-by-turn navigation along with dedicated parking assistance features. In August 2013, it was determined to be the world's most popular app for smartphones, with over 54% of global smartphone owners using it at least once.
Add Maps to your Web Screens, followed by Markers and Directions;
Bind functionality through Events supported by the API;
Ability to add these components through Web Blocks and Actions;
Customize through JSON objects as defined in the API.
Added Bounds support
Google Maps offers several services as part of the larger Web application, as follows.
A route planner offers directions for drivers, bikers, walkers, and users of public transportation who want to take a trip from one specific location to another.
The Google Maps application program interface (API) makes it possible for Web site administrators to embed Google Maps into a proprietary site such as a real estate guide or community service page.
Google Maps for Mobile offers a location service for motorists that utilizes the Global Positioning System (GPS) location of the mobile device (if available) along with data from wireless and cellular networks.
Google Street View enables users to view and navigate through horizontal and vertical panoramic street level images of various cities around the world.Supplemental services offer images of the moon, Mars, and the heavens for hobby astronomers.
Google Maps Downloader
can download the small tiles and save them to your hard disk, including the normal maps, satellite maps, hybrid maps and terrain maps. Google Maps Downloader
is an application that will help us to download all the images that we want, by simple inputting the exact coordinates of the location.