Node.js Client for Google Maps Services
This library has been deprecated in favor of @googlemaps/google-maps-services-js. Bug fixes will continue, however all new feature development will be on the master branch and published to the new library.
The Node.js Client for Google Maps Services is a Node.js Client library for the following Google Maps APIs:
Keep in mind that the same terms and conditions apply to usage of the APIs when they're accessed through this library.
Retry on Failure Automatically retry when intermittent failures occur. That is, when any of the retryable 5xx errors are returned from the API.
Rate-limiting Requests are rate-limited by the client, which helps prevent reaching the server-enforced rate limit.
$ npm install @google/maps
Note: You'll need to have npm 2.7.0 or greater installed, since this library is hosted as a scoped package.
Create a new client object by calling
const googleMapsClient =;
Make requests to the Google Maps APIs by calling methods on the client object.
// Geocode an address.googleMapsClient;
You may use promise-based solution also.
const googleMapsClient =;googleMapsClient;
For more usage examples, check out the tests.
View the reference documentation
Additional documentation for the included web services is available at https://developers.google.com/maps/.
Each Google Maps Web Service request requires an API key. To get an API key, follow the Get API Key instructions in our Maps JS API docs.
When you have an API key, you can create a client object:
var googleMapsClient =;
Google Maps APIs Premium Plan customers can use their client ID and secret to authenticate, instead of an API key.
var googleMapsClient =;
Important: This key should be kept secret on your server.
Community-built typings for this library are available in
@types/google__maps (note the double underscore).
npm install @types/google__maps
In order to run the end-to-end tests, you'll need to supply your API key via an environment variable.
$ export GOOGLE_MAPS_API_KEY=AIza-your-api-key $ npm test
This library is community supported. We're comfortable enough with the stability and features of the library that we want you to build real production applications on it. We will try to support, through Stack Overflow, the public surface of the library and maintain backwards compatibility in the future; however, while the library is in version 0.x, we reserve the right to make backwards-incompatible changes. If we do remove some functionality (typically because better functionality exists or if the feature proved infeasible), our intention is to deprecate and give developers a year to update their code.
Installing via npm also provides the
googlemaps command-line utility,
which can then be used to pipe JSON results to other command-line programs:
$ googlemaps directions --origin 'Sydney Town Hall' --destination 'Parramatta, NSW'