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Google Directions API

The Google Directions Web Service web service calculates directions between locations using an REST request. Directions may specify origins, destinations and waypoints either as text strings (e.g. "Chicago, IL") or as latitude/longitude coordinates. The Directions web service can return multi-part directions using a series of waypoints.

This service is designed for giving directions for static addresses for placement of application content on a map and this service is not designed to respond in real time to user input, for example.

The Directions Web Service is a companion to the existing Geocoding and Elevation Web Services, and allows applications to obtain Driving, Bicycling, and Walking directions through an XML/JSON REST interface. All of the features of the Map API v3 Directions service are supported, including �avoid highways�, �avoid tolls�, and waypoint optimization (travelling salesman solver).

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Google Directions: Highlights

Summary
Driving directions web service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
https://developers.google.com/maps/documentat ... 
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Google Directions: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
http://maps.google.com/maps/api/directions/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.google.com  
Company
Google  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
2500 directions requests per day, Individual directions requests may contain up to 8 intermediate waypoints in the request 
Terms of Service
code.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html 

Security

Authentication Model
None 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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