Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Google Maps Engine API for developers
June 14th, 2013 by Susan Smith
The Google Maps Engine API,<http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/#uds-search-results> was released this week, allowing developers to bring the power of Maps Engine into their own applications for the first time.
Maps Engine lets organizations use Google’s reliable cloud infrastructure to layer their data on top of a Google Map and share their custom-made Google Maps with employees, customers or the public-at-large. The API provides direct access to Maps Engine for reading and editing spatial data hosted in the cloud and now organizations can use the API to develop on any platform and build applications like store locators, crowdsourced maps or crisis-response maps.
In addition to announcing the API, Google will also be posting a customer blog post by FedEx about how the company used Google Maps Engine and its API to re-imagine their website’s store locator tool, making it even easier for people to find the information they need online.
With the API, organizations can develop on any platform – web, Android, iOS and server-to-server – and build applications like store locators, crowdsourced maps or crisis-response maps.