Routes

Help your users find the best way to get from A to Z with comprehensive data and real-time traffic. With Google Maps Platform routes you get access to 32 million kilometers of roads! Do you have a business where you use directions or you need real-time traffic data? Learn what Google Maps can provide you.

Features

Directions

With this service you can get directions and routes for transit, biking, driving, and walking. Calculate current or future travel times based on real-time traffic. The API returns the most efficient routes when calculating directions. Travel time is the primary factor for calculating the most efficient routes. But the API may also take into account other factors such as distance, number of turns and many more. This is valuable for apps who want to give their users direct directions from A to B without the need to switch to a navigation system.

Distance Matrix

Deliver travel times and distances for one or more locations. The Distance Matrix API is a service that provides travel distance and time for a matrix of origins and destinations. The API returns information based on the recommended route between start and end points, as calculated by the Google Maps API. This API is very useful for delivery businesses, or to schedule appointments for workers on the road.
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Roads

Create precise itineraries by determining the route a vehicle has traveled and the nearest roads along each point of the vehicle’s journey. The Roads API identifies the roads a vehicle was traveling along and provides additional metadata about those roads, such as speed limits. The API has 3 available services:

  • Snap to roads
    This service returns the best-fit road geometry for a given set of GPS coordinates and also comes with an ability to fill in any gaps to create a fluid polyline. This will help save processing data because you need less GPS coördinates because this Snap to roads feature will calculate the coordinates between them.
  • Nearest roads
    This service returns individual road segments that are closest by for a given set of GPS coordinates. Very useful in cases where you need to maintain something which isn’t easy to access, for example windmills or railways. You send a certain location and you will get the nearest roads to that location.
  • Speed limits
    This service returns the posted speed limit for a road segment. The Speed Limit service is only available to customers with an Asset Tracking license.

How can Routes add value to my business?

As we have over 300 Google Maps Platform customers we have enough knowledge and customers who have benefit the possibilities with the Google Maps Platform. Read more about them at our Maps Customer Story page.

17% boost of customer satisfaction

Solutions 4 Delivery saw a 17% boost of customer satisfaction by improving the ETA!

25k interactions

25k interactions with integrated Distance Matrix are the results after 2 weeks of campaign - VDAB

12% decrease of unnecessary drives

GGN noticed that unnecessary drives has been decreased with 12% thanks to the Directions API!

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Solutions

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Want to know more?

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Country Manager (NL)

Dimitri Arts

Business Developer
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