Searching for and showing nearby places
Google Maps is not only about beautiful base maps with an immense cartographic quality or regularly updated satellite images. In your daily life, not as a programmer but as an ordinary user of Google Maps, you will have no doubt used Google Maps to search for places; be it The Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York, or a commonplace farmacia in Rome.
places library is there exactly for this purpose, and it enables you to look for places by using certain search parameters.
You can perform nearby searches where place results would be near the location that you have provided, most commonly, ...