This client acts as a Java library for 5 map-related Google APIs. Using the library, developers can create geocoding applications that consume the Google Directions API, Distance Matrix API, Elevation API, Geocoding API, and Time Zone API. The client is community supported, and requires Java 1.7 or later as well as a Google Maps API key for use.
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Quova's is a geolocation service, went free last November. The company has revamped its developer portal and added a few awesome new features to the Quova API. The company also added JSON as a response format, as so many other APIs have lately. Unlike the APIs ditching XML, Quova is keeping the XML format and expanding developer options. Also, the company added a developer forum and app gallery to its portal, to encourage community around its API.