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Distance Matrix Service Helps You Obtain the Travel Distance and Time Launches

Google’s Geo team today on May 4 launched a new “Distance Matrix service,” which is a simple and efficient way to obtain the travel distance and time between many locations when you do not need the full route details for any individual pair. The below applications generates a distance matrix for walking from major London railway stations to several London landmarks. Roll your mouse over the matrix cells, or tap a cell, to see the relevant route.

“Distance Matrix service is also useful for sorting or filtering search results. Distance Matrix service is available for use directly in the JavaScript Maps API as well as a web service returning JSON or XML,” Google informs.

To get started, take a look at the Maps API services documentation, and the Distance Matrix API web service documentation.

If you need further assistance, you can also discuss this service with fellow Maps API developers in the Maps API forums.

[Source: Google Geo Developers Blog]

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