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Help your users find the best way to get from A to Z with comprehensive data and real-time traffic. Get directions for transit, biking, driving, and walking. Calculate current or future travel times based on real-time traffic. Deliver travel times and distances for one or more locations and create precise itineraries by determining the route a vehicle has traveled and the nearest roads along each point of the vehicle’s journey.

Directions API

The Directions API is a service that calculates directions between locations. You can search for directions for several modes of transportation, including transit, driving, walking, or cycling.

Distance Matrix API

The Distance Matrix API is a service that provides travel distance and time for a matrix of origins and destinations, based on the recommended route between start and end points.


Roads API

The Roads API identifies the roads a vehicle was traveling along and provides additional metadata about those roads, such as speed limits.

Asset tracking with Routes APIs

Are you using the right APIs for your asset tracking solution?

Google Maps offers an array of different APIs. Some of them, like Dynamic Maps and Geocoding, are well-known and well-used. Others, on the other hand, have not yet gained the same recognition even though they hold an immense potential across industries. Let us show you how to take your asset tracking solution to the next level with Routes APIs.


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Help users discover the world with rich location data for over 100 million places. Enable them to find specific places using phone numbers, addresses, and real-time signals.


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