The Google Maps Engine Java Library allows developers to integrate the Google Maps Engine API's methods for storing and querying geospatial vector and raster data into their Java applications. Developers can add the library to their Maven or Gradle projects using the code provided, or they can download the necessary jars as a zip file.
What API is absolutely the king of popularity? It is the Maps API Web Services, a collection of HTTP interfaces to Google services providing geographic data for maps applications. While my fellow writer, Janet blogged on the launch of its next generation at MorethanaMap.com , this article is more of a nuts and bolts look at the champion of all location APIs, hoping you catch a drift of how easy it is to add geo-coded location functionality in your app,website,product!