Road Distance: Google Maps

Elevate the performance of commercial applications with the power of Google Maps API and its advanced car distance measuring capabilities.

When developing a business application that requires hundreds of route requests, it’s advisable to use a commercial product like Google Maps. Similar to OSM in the prior lesson, we’ll query against a URL address to receive the distances. One of the main differences is the use of a paid Google Maps API key.

To get started, we first need to enable the API. Select your desired project in the GCP console to do this. If you need more information about this, please refer to the Appendix.

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