Data Visualization Tools to Build Custom Maps and Surface Unique Insights

Google Maps is a collection of cloud-based Google APIs that empowers you to build custom, mobile-ready, scalable maps — anytime, anywhere. With access to these data visualization tools you can propel your company to the next level by delivering location-relevant information that provides unique insights to users.

Join more than 2 million developers around the globe who are already deploying Google Maps to drive engagement, optimize operations and enrich decisions.

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Why Choose Google Maps?

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Gain access to the most accurate and up-to-date mapping service using Google Maps APIs. You’ll get access to all the data visualization tools you need to build insightful custom maps.

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Create Amazing Custom Maps For Every Platform

With Google Maps APIs you can build location-based applications that can be used with a web browser, mobile devices (Android and iOS) or custom-built applications.

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Featuring Google's global catalog of high resolution aerial imagery, Google Maps APIs enable users to explore your data with a unique perspective within a particular area.

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Bringing the Best of Google Maps to Your Organization Has Never Been Easier.

What You Get With the Google Maps API Premium Plan
  • The entire suite of Google Maps APIs
  • 24x7-technical support coverage
  • Service level agreement
Simplified Purchasing and Usage Model

The Google Maps API Premium Plan eliminates confusing à la carte purchasing and multiple contracts. It simplifies the purchasing process by bundling the entire suite of Google Maps APIs together under one contract.

Ease of Innovation

Since you also receive the latest Map APIs launched by Google, the Premium Plan helps you power your creativity and build innovative apps and websites.

Easily Understand and Track Your Usage

The Google Maps Premium Plan usage model makes it easy to understand and track usage to keep your applications running smoothly.

APIs in the Google Maps Premium Plan.

Directions API

Calculates directions for static addresses (known in advance) for placement of application content on a map.

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Directions API

  • Find destinations from most known places on the planet using Google’s Directions API.
  • Receive visual as well as textual turn-by-turn directions from your origin to destination.

Distance Matrix API

Provides travel distance and time for a matrix of origins and destinations.

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Distance Matrix API

Quickly find distances between origins and destinations utilizing Google’s Distance Matrix API.

Elevation API

Provides a simple interface to query locations on the earth for elevation data.

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Elevation API

Provides elevation data for all locations on the surface of the earth including depth locations on the ocean floor (which return negative values).

Geocoding API

Accesses the services of geocoding through an HTTP request directly.

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Geocoding API

Users will quickly find almost any location on the planet using the most familiar mapping service in the world.

Geolocation API

Returns a location and accuracy radius based on information about cell towers and WiFi nodes that the mobile client can detect.

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Geolocation API

  • Allow Google to locate you and your users.
  • Enable devices or applications without GPS to determine their own locations.

JavaScript API

Builds a custom map for your site using styled maps, 3D buildings, indoor floor plans, multi-modal directions and more.

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JavaScript API

  • Overlay and analyze your location data on Google’s familiar basemap.
  • Create an easier and more engaging experience for your users.

Places API

Makes your app stand out with detailed information about 100 million places across a wide range of categories from the same database as Google Maps and Google+.

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Places API

  • Utilize Google’s familiar Autocomplete service to assist users in finding their location when typing.
  • Find millions of locations and associated attribute data using one of the largest point-of-interest databases in the world.

Roads API

Identifies the roads a vehicle was traveling and provides additional metadata about those roads such as speed limits.

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Roads API

  • Interpolate moving assets GPS tracks by using the Roads API’s snap-to-roads feature to create more realistic visualizations.
  • Return speed limits for a given road segment and compare them with your fleet.
  • Use cases include insurance, asset tracking and fleet management.

Google Maps SDK for Android API

Builds a custom map for your Android app using 3D buildings, indoor floor plans and more.

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Google Maps SDK for Android API

Build a custom map for your Android App using Google’s basemaps with your organization’s data.

Google Maps SDK for iOS

Builds a custom map for your iOS app using 3D buildings, indoor floor plans and more.

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Google Maps SDK for iOS

  • Add maps based on Google’s data to your iOS application.
  • Allow user interaction by adding markers, polylines, ground overlays and info windows to your map.

Google Maps Image APIs - Static Maps and Street View

Embeds interactive and non-interactive Google Map images on a webpage without requiring JavaScript or any dynamic page loading.

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Google Maps Image APIs - Static Maps and Street View

  • Create static maps for your website with no JavaScript.
  • Utilize Google’s street view imagery prior to heading onsite.


Accesses a simple interface to request the time zone for a location on the earth as well as that location's time offset from UTC.

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Accesses a simple interface to request the time zone for a location on the earth as well as that location's time offset from UTC.

Maximize Google Maps by Partnering with Onix

Onix is a Google Cloud Premier Partner that can ensure successful Google Maps implementation as well as provide consulting, support and custom app development for all types of businesses.

Whether you work in a small company, government agency or a large enterprise, Onix can help you develop beautiful maps and embed them on your sites, applications and internal platforms. Our team of Google Maps Certified Sales Specialists and Developers are committed to customer success and will work with you to ensure that you meet — and even exceed — your goals.

Partnering with Onix also enables your organization to tap into our strategic partnerships providing mapping products using Google APIs including:

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CMaps Analytics

CMaps Analytics creates geographic visualization and analysis software for front-line business users, analysts and executives.

CMaps Webinar

See the Onix and CMaps latest webinar now and learn how to provide business user mapping autonomy with a simple plug-in. 

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Carto transforms layers of geospatial information into data-driven maps that enable visual discovery of trends and patterns to make better, faster decisions.

Discover how Carto and Onix can help you build robust applications using Google Maps APIs and Carto.
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To find out how Onix can help you power your creativity and build innovative maps your users will love, visit our Google Maps API services page now.

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