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This article was published on January 8, 2015


Google Maps API integration gets simpler with Java and Python libraries

Google Maps API integration gets simpler with Java and Python libraries
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Google’s announced that it’s making it easier for developers to integrate Google Maps services into their apps. It’s been making them available through a JavaScript Maps API for some time but has now added Java and Python libraries.

The new Java and Python Google Maps libraries support the Directions APIDistance Matrix APIElevation APIGeocoding API and Time Zone API. Google says developers can rely on the code in the client libraries to interface with those services and spend more time developing unique features for their apps.

Java developers can find the code at Google’s GitHub repository. Python developers can get the specific code and browse samples here.

➤ Save Time with Easy Maps API Integration from Java and Python [Google Geo Developers Blog]

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