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What's new on Google Maps Platform

Keep up to date with our summary of the most important updates

November 2022

Advanced Markers

Advanced Markers enables you to create highly performant markers, and offers new marker functionalities. With Advanced Markers, you can customize the default marker's background, border, and glyph color, adjust marker size, and replace the default marker icon with a custom graphic image. You can make accessible markers that respond to DOM click events and keyboard input. For even deeper customization, Advanced Markers supports the use of custom HTML and CSS, including the ability to create completely custom markers. For 3D applications you can control the altitude at which a marker appears. Read more

Address Validation API

Address Validation helps detecting inaccurate addresses by identifying missing or unconfirmed address components. The API standardizes the input, provides typo corrections,  completes street names,  finds the appropriate locality-specific formatting and more. Read more

Earth Engine for Commercial Use

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. Scientists, researchers, and developers use Earth Engine to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Earth Engine is now available for commercial use, and remains free for academic and research use. Ubilabs is one of the first Partners in Europe who is able to resell this new product. Read more

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