Welcome to the Google Places API

Power your location-based app with the Google Places API, which can be used to find detailed information about places across a wide range of categories. Backed by the same database used by Google Maps and Google+ Local, the Google Places API features over 95 million businesses and points of interest that are updated frequently through owner-verified listings and user-moderated contributions.


The Google Places API allows you to query for detailed place information on a variety of categories, such as: establishments, prominent points of interest, geographic locations, and more. The Google Places API is also integrated into the Google Maps API as a JavaScript Library.


The Google Places API includes support for events (defined as any type of public or private gathering, performance, or promotion) and allows you to search for or Bump any event that occurs at a location listed in the Places service.

Places Auto-complete API

The Google Places Auto-complete API returns Place information based on text search terms and can be used to provide auto-complete functionality for text-based geographic searches.

Get found on Google free of charge

97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Be there when they’re looking for you with Google Places for business – a free local platform from Google.

Help your business stand out

Add photos, update your address and hours, or promote your business with Ads. Places for Business lets you make the most of your listing and show customers why they’ll want to choose you.

Connect with your customers

Being on Google helps people find, share, rate, and recommend your business to their friends, and people across the web. Places for Business lets you see what people are saying, and respond to customer reviews.