This client acts as a Python 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 Python 2.7 or later as well as a Google Maps API key for use.
Ask someone what makes a map and you're likely to hear that it's the roads or the physical characteristics. A new mashup is questioning whether you can still have a map without these details, while at the same time showing off the map styles feature that Google Maps announced in May.