Why Use the Places (Search) API?
The Places (Search) API provides resources to address the following high-level use cases:
|Text string search||Based on a text string, search for relevant places around a location. The Places (Search) API supports a number of different options for these searches, allowing searches based on different options, autosuggestion based on partial search terms and location, and searches based on voice input.|
|Search for locations nearby||Based on a location, search for places in the vicinty. The Places (Search) API also allows you to filter by category.|
|Search for places and sort by proximity within a location context||Based on a location context, search for places in the vicinity and sort the results by distance. The Places (Search) API also allows you to filter by category.|