Google Maps API: Now Serving 350,000 Websites

Adam DuVander
Oct. 19 2010, 12:00AM EDT

It's no secret that the Google Maps API is incredibly popular. Our directory lists over 2,100 Google Maps mashups, but that's obviously just a subset of all the sites powered by the mapping platform. And now we know how many sites that is. According to Google Developer Advocate Mano Marks, there are 350,000 websites incorporating Google Maps. And, of course, Google now has many other geographic APIs.

Marks spoke at the North American Cartographic Information Society annual meeting about Google's new mapping technologies. Among the APIs on display were Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps Flash. Marks spent significant time showing the power of Google Earth, including how it interacts directly with Google's Elevation API.

The 350,000 number may actually be higher, with references to it dating as far back as March. That was two months before Google Maps v3 went into production and it launched map styles.

Among some of the recent features Marks showed were the map styling extended to Flash and the US Elections Tracker built on Fusion Tables.

You can find Marks' post from the talk and see his full slides embedded below.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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