API : Google Maps Geo Location APIs

Most important thing is life is heading towards right directions. Now a days getting direction from google is super easy. Some times complex and difficult looking things are super simple and google Maps APIs are one of them. It is very easy to consume.

Google Maps Geocoding API web service link :

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/intro#Geocoding

A Google Maps Geocoding API request must be of the following format:

https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/output?parameters

where output may be either of the following values:

  • json (recommended) indicates output in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • xml indicates output as XML

 

Sample get request to find location information related to Pune city in India
https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?&address=Pune%2C%20India

Sample Response :

{
   "results" : [
      {
         "address_components" : [
            {
               "long_name" : "Pune",
               "short_name" : "Pune",
               "types" : [ "locality", "political" ]
            },
            {
               "long_name" : "Pune",
               "short_name" : "Pune",
               "types" : [ "administrative_area_level_2", "political" ]
            },
            {
               "long_name" : "Maharashtra",
               "short_name" : "MH",
               "types" : [ "administrative_area_level_1", "political" ]
            },
            {
               "long_name" : "India",
               "short_name" : "IN",
               "types" : [ "country", "political" ]
            },
            {
               "long_name" : "411001",
               "short_name" : "411001",
               "types" : [ "postal_code" ]
            }
         ]
}