Most people know Google Maps as a consumer, but as an enterprise, the power of Google Maps is available to you as a cloud service via a powerful set of APIs. This set of APIs changes often but generally can be thought of in three broad categories as seen below.
Google Maps API:
Build customized, agile experiences that bring the real world to your users with static and dynamic maps, Street View imagery, and 360° views. Embed maps into your app or your site.
Features/APIs included: Maps, Street View
Google Places API:
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.
Features/APIs included: Details, Current Place, Find Place, Autocomplete, Geocoding, Geolocation, Time Zone
Give your users the best way to get from A to Z with high-quality directions and real-time traffic updates. Determine the route a vehicle travels to create more precise itineraries.