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Google Maps by Evangelos Petroutsos

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More Google Services: The Geocoding and Directions APIs
Google offers several smaller APIs related to the Google Maps API. The most commonly used ones are the Geocoding and the Directions APIs, which you’re going to explore in this chapter. Geocoding is the process of converting physical addresses to geo-coded locations (longitude/latitude pairs). You can use the Geocoding API to request your house’s coordinates by specifying its address. The reverse process, known as Reverse Geocoding, does the opposite: You request the physical address at a specific location. The Directions API is the single most popular tool based on Google Maps. The Directions API provides driving/cycling or walking directions between any two points, ...

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