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.
When Google first launched its location-sharing service, Latitude, developers were left wondering how to access their users' data. Now, over a year later, we finally have a Latitude API. But we also have a number of other similar services that have better traction and are arguably more fully featured.
Have a look at the APIs that peaked the interest of developers, readers, and our own researchers. APIs were chosen according to web traffic, social media mentions, picks from our API directory research team, and hot categories. These interesting APIs were all added to our directory during 2017.