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October 11, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 4:03pm

What is Google Maps?

Developers can access the Google Maps API.

By James Nunns

Google Maps is an app that can be used to navigate to different destinations.

Google Maps was founded in 2005 and is a web mapping service that offers satellite imagery, 360 degree panoramic street views and is available on both mobile devices and desktop.

It was developed as a C++ desktop program at Where 2 Technologies which was acquired by Google in October 2004, who then converted it into a web application.

Features have frequently been added to the service as a result of in-house development and through the acquisition of companies that have brought in capabilities such as geospatial data visualisation.

Do you know how to update the mapping service?

The front end of the service used JavaScript, XML, and Ajax, while Google has also made the Maps API available. The API allows for the maps to be embedded on third-party websites in addition to offering a locator for urban businesses and organisations across the world.

Users are able to update the service’s mapping worldwide by using Google Map Marker.

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