Google Maps API

Our Google Maps API allows you to scrape SERP results from a Google Maps search or places query. The API is accessed through the following endpoint: /search?engine=google_maps. A user may query the following: https://serpapi.com/search?engine=google_maps utilizing a GET request. Head to the playground for a live and interactive demo.

Some results may be inaccurate for the provided geographic location. Particularly near me keyword in query will show results not for provided coordinates. Also city, state and zip code can be added to query to refine search. Alternatively local results can be used.

API Parameters

Search Query

q

Optional

Parameter defines the query you want to search. You can use anything that you would use in a regular Google Maps search. The parameter is only required if type is set to search.

Geographic Location

ll

Optional

Parameter defines GPS coordinates of location where you want your q (query) to be applied. It has to be constructed in the next sequence:
@ + latitude + , + longitude + , + zoom

This will form a string that looks like this:
e.g. @40.7455096,-74.0083012,14z. The zoom parameter is optional but recommended for higher precision (it ranges from 3z, map completely zoomed out - to 21z, map completely zoomed in). The parameter should only be used when type is set to search.

Parameter is required when using pagination.

Localization

google_domain

Optional

Parameter defines the Google domain to use. It defaults to google.com. Head to the Google domains page for a full list of supported Google domains.

hl

Optional

Parameter defines the language to use for the Google Maps search. It's a two-letter language code. (e.g., en for English, es for Spanish, or fr for French). Head to the Google languages page for a full list of supported Google languages.

Advanced Google Maps Parameters

data

Optional

Parameter can be used to filter the search results. You can visit Google Maps website, set filters you want and simply copy the data value from their URL to SerpApi URL.

One of the uses of the parameter is to search for a specific place; therefore, it is required if the type is set to place.

Alternatively, place_id can be used.

To use the data parameter to search for a specific place, it needs to be constructed in the following sequence:
!4m5!3m4!1s + data_id + !8m2!3d + latitude + !4d + longitude

This will form a string that looks like this: !4m5!3m4!1s0x89c259b7abdd4769:0xc385876db174521a!8m2!3d40.750231!4d-74.004019.

You can find the data_id using our Google Maps API.

place_id

Optional

Parameter defines the unique reference to a place on a Google Map. Place IDs are available for most locations, including businesses, landmarks, parks, and intersections. You can find the place_id using our Google Maps API.

You can read more about Place IDs here.

place_id can be used without any other optional parameter.

Search Type

type

Required

Parameter defines the type of search you want to make. It can be set to:
search - returns a list of results for the set q parameter,
place - returns results for a specific place when data parameter is set

Parameter is not required when using place_id.

Pagination

start

Optional

Parameter defines the result offset. It skips the given number of results. It's used for pagination. (e.g., 0 (default) is the first page of results, 20 is the 2nd page of results, 40 is the 3rd page of results, etc.).

We recommend starting with 0 and increasing by 20 for the next page. There is no hard limit on the maximum offset number, but we recommend a maximum of 100 (page six) which is the same behavior as with the Google Maps web app. More than that, the result might be duplicated or irrelevant.

Serpapi Parameters

engine

Required

Set parameter to google_maps to use the Google Maps API engine.

no_cache

Optional

Parameter will force SerpApi to fetch the Google Maps results even if a cached version is already present. A cache is served only if the query and all parameters are exactly the same. Cache expires after 1h. Cached searches are free, and are not counted towards your searches per month. It can be set to false (default) to allow results from the cache, or true to disallow results from the cache. no_cache and async parameters should not be used together.

async

Optional

Parameter defines the way you want to submit your search to SerpApi. It can be set to false (default) to open an HTTP connection and keep it open until you got your search results, or true to just submit your search to SerpApi and retrieve them later. In this case, you'll need to use our Searches Archive API to retrieve your results. async and no_cache parameters should not be used together. async should not be used on accounts with Ludicrous Speed enabled.

api_key

Required

Parameter defines the SerpApi private key to use.

output

Optional

Parameter defines the final output you want. It can be set to json (default) to get a structured JSON of the results, or html to get the raw html retrieved.

API Results

JSON Results

JSON output includes structured data for maps local results and maps place results.

A search status is accessible through search_metadata.status. It flows this way: Processing -> Success || Error. If a search has failed, error will contain an error message. search_metadata.id is the search ID inside SerpApi.

HTML Results

HTML output is useful to debug JSON results or support features not supported yet by SerpApi.
HTML output gives you the raw HTML results from Google.

* When pagination is being used, API does not have an HTML response, just a text. search_metadata.prettify_html_file contains link to the prettified version of the result. It is displayed in playground.

API Examples

Example with q: pizza and optional ll parameters

Example with q: pizza and optional ll parameters

JSON Example

{
  "search_metadata": {
    "id": "65a1d5f03a218a9a3fdc0a9f",
    "status": "Success",
    "json_endpoint": "https://serpapi.com/searches/5d84abd1659fe51c/65a1d5f03a218a9a3fdc0a9f.json",
    "created_at": "2024-01-13 00:14:40 UTC",
    "processed_at": "2024-01-13 00:14:40 UTC",
    "google_maps_url": "https://www.google.com/maps/search/pizza/@40.7455096,-74.0083012,14z?hl=en",
    "raw_html_file": "https://serpapi.com/searches/5d84abd1659fe51c/65a1d5f03a218a9a3fdc0a9f.html",
    "total_time_taken": 2.94
  },
  "search_parameters": {
    "engine": "google_maps",
    "type": "search",
    "q": "pizza",
    "ll": "@40.7455096,-74.0083012,14z",
    "google_domain": "google.com",
    "hl": "en"
  },
  "search_information": {
    "local_results_state": "Results for exact spelling",
    "query_displayed": "pizza"
  },
  "local_results": [
    {
      "position": 1,
      "title": "Joe's Pizza Broadway",
      "place_id": "ChIJifIePKtZwokRVZ-UdRGkZzs",
      "data_id": "0x89c259ab3c1ef289:0x3b67a41175949f55",
      "data_cid": "4280570365733019477",
      "reviews_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c259ab3c1ef289%3A0x3b67a41175949f55&engine=google_maps_reviews&hl=en",
      "photos_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c259ab3c1ef289%3A0x3b67a41175949f55&engine=google_maps_photos&hl=en",
      "gps_coordinates": {
        "latitude": 40.754679499999995,
        "longitude": -73.9870291
      },
      "place_id_search": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_maps&google_domain=google.com&hl=en&place_id=ChIJifIePKtZwokRVZ-UdRGkZzs",
      "provider_id": "/g/11bw4ws2mt",
      "rating": 4.5,
      "reviews": 17266,
      "price": "$",
      "type": "Pizza restaurant",
      "types": [
        "Pizza restaurant",
        "Pizza delivery",
        "Restaurant"
      ],
      "type_id": "pizza_restaurant",
      "type_ids": [
        "pizza_restaurant",
        "pizza_delivery",
        "restaurant"
      ],
      "address": "1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018",
      "open_state": "Open ⋅ Closes 5 AM Sat",
      "hours": "Open ⋅ Closes 5 AM Sat",
      "operating_hours": {
        "friday": "10 AM–5 AM",
        "saturday": "10 AM–5 AM",
        "sunday": "10 AM–4 AM",
        "monday": "10 AM–4 AM",
        "tuesday": "10 AM–4 AM",
        "wednesday": "10 AM–4 AM",
        "thursday": "10 AM–4 AM"
      },
      "phone": "(646) 559-4878",
      "website": "http://joespizzanyc.com/",
      "description": "Classic NYC slice shop. Modern outpost of a longtime counter-serve pizza joint prepping New York-style slices and pies.",
      "service_options": {
        "dine_in": true,
        "takeout": true,
        "no_contact_delivery": true
      },
      "order_online": "https://food.google.com/chooseprovider?restaurantId=/g/11bw4ws2mt&g2lbs=AIQllVwZUQMq-GnQ20P0H5UrnBtAx3VEn9dbUzYWGIKULm91HORAhyw94aP7xDfovv_uR1RAzlN35qEzlsZJ4yq21MKCGF_30_f5EpJlNXmrXhPWRAhYwVM36iHo91f1h0yJ3AxWSF4rY_2i06xpJOLA1IMWpNR-Rg%3D%3D&hl=en-US&gl=us&fo_m=MfohQo559jFvMUOzJVpjPL1YMfZ3bInYwBDuMfaXTPp5KXh-&utm_source=tactile&gei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&ei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&fo_s=OA,SOE&opi=79508299",
      "thumbnail": "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipNhcaKMILyQDZIailnNG6WL9EHzU8H2MJau-mXY=w128-h92-k-no"
    },
    {
      "position": 2,
      "title": "Little Italy Pizza",
      "place_id": "ChIJj5R4TqhZwokRuxkrhtALBKk",
      "data_id": "0x89c259a84e78948f:0xa9040bd0862b19bb",
      "data_cid": "12178872282548738491",
      "reviews_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c259a84e78948f%3A0xa9040bd0862b19bb&engine=google_maps_reviews&hl=en",
      "photos_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c259a84e78948f%3A0xa9040bd0862b19bb&engine=google_maps_photos&hl=en",
      "gps_coordinates": {
        "latitude": 40.747606999999995,
        "longitude": -73.9848854
      },
      "place_id_search": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_maps&google_domain=google.com&hl=en&place_id=ChIJj5R4TqhZwokRuxkrhtALBKk",
      "provider_id": "/g/1tcx7ycp",
      "rating": 4.2,
      "reviews": 3634,
      "price": "$",
      "type": "Pizza restaurant",
      "types": [
        "Pizza restaurant",
        "Italian restaurant",
        "Takeout Restaurant",
        "Pizza delivery"
      ],
      "type_id": "pizza_restaurant",
      "type_ids": [
        "pizza_restaurant",
        "italian_restaurant",
        "takeout_restaurant",
        "pizza_delivery"
      ],
      "address": "2 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016",
      "open_state": "Open ⋅ Closes 5 AM Sat",
      "hours": "Open ⋅ Closes 5 AM Sat",
      "operating_hours": {
        "friday": "9 AM–5 AM",
        "saturday": "9 AM–5 AM",
        "sunday": "9 AM–4 AM",
        "monday": "9 AM–4 AM",
        "tuesday": "9 AM–4 AM",
        "wednesday": "9 AM–4 AM",
        "thursday": "9 AM–4 AM"
      },
      "phone": "(212) 481-5200",
      "website": "https://www.littleitalypizza.com/",
      "description": "New York-style pizzeria. Slices on-the-go, New York-style pies & calzones in a counter-service Midtown setting.",
      "service_options": {
        "dine_in": true,
        "takeout": true,
        "delivery": true
      },
      "order_online": "https://food.google.com/chooseprovider?restaurantId=/g/1tcx7ycp&g2lbs=AIQllVxLYUnVoJMH-xaeG7L2C1If163FKmsOmPDB1Lm6r9nkLrQPWX3Di-MK0IMCaEsQbNotwXUa45pE_nEd717JSre-EuOnS63Gb8tdelJzaTqtw-7kNlI-l1mmWBFl3r_Qg48vdQR0fLKEykKwyB7N39kUtJ7w5w%3D%3D&hl=en-US&gl=us&fo_m=MfohQo559jFvMUOzJVpjPL1YMfZ3bInYwBDuMfaXTPp5KXh-&utm_source=tactile&gei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&ei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&fo_s=OA,SOE&opi=79508299",
      "thumbnail": "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipOXsOKyhj_qB8l9idMSe8VOTo4tJ4g4j15Sr79X=w147-h92-k-no"
    },
    {
      "position": 3,
      "title": "Angelo's Pizza",
      "place_id": "ChIJCTvSdPhYwokR5PDoOE7VuCc",
      "data_id": "0x89c258f874d23b09:0x27b8d54e38e8f0e4",
      "data_cid": "2862272095132905700",
      "reviews_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c258f874d23b09%3A0x27b8d54e38e8f0e4&engine=google_maps_reviews&hl=en",
      "photos_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c258f874d23b09%3A0x27b8d54e38e8f0e4&engine=google_maps_photos&hl=en",
      "gps_coordinates": {
        "latitude": 40.7638118,
        "longitude": -73.98294469999999
      },
      "place_id_search": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_maps&google_domain=google.com&hl=en&place_id=ChIJCTvSdPhYwokR5PDoOE7VuCc",
      "provider_id": "/g/1th5dgw_",
      "rating": 4.2,
      "reviews": 2036,
      "price": "$$",
      "type": "Pizza restaurant",
      "types": [
        "Pizza restaurant",
        "Italian restaurant"
      ],
      "type_id": "pizza_restaurant",
      "type_ids": [
        "pizza_restaurant",
        "italian_restaurant"
      ],
      "address": "1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019",
      "open_state": "Open ⋅ Closes 3 AM",
      "hours": "Open ⋅ Closes 3 AM",
      "operating_hours": {
        "friday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "saturday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "sunday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "monday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "tuesday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "wednesday": "11:30 AM–3 AM",
        "thursday": "11:30 AM–3 AM"
      },
      "phone": "(212) 245-8811",
      "website": "https://www.angelosbroadway.com/?y_source=1_OTM1MzAwOTktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3D",
      "description": "Coal-fired, brick-oven pizza. Family-friendly pizzeria serving thin-crust pies alongside calzones, pastas & salads.",
      "service_options": {
        "dine_in": true,
        "curbside_pickup": true,
        "no_contact_delivery": true
      },
      "reserve_a_table": "https://www.google.com/maps/reserve/v/dine/c/m7pZRkxkv7E?source=pa&opi=79508299&hl=en-US&gei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&sourceurl=http://www.google.com/service/MapsSearchService/Search?hl%3Den%26authuser%3D0%26gl%3Dus%26q%3Dpizza%26tbm%3Dmap",
      "order_online": "https://food.google.com/chooseprovider?restaurantId=/g/1th5dgw_&g2lbs=AIQllVxV4fUgfVrBfL7BbzTnZRumVuSYnwEYp-EzAioP60pnEo7dsctVz6oI_DlySvdoTe3J0NBvNKvzAM0FXcjF4L-xBoh3GCqFt2jQgBupyQLk1Z8msI65-HTW6TXq5OIQoMV5Q5htVMG20S9Kscuou29fZa89SA%3D%3D&hl=en-US&gl=us&fo_m=MfohQo559jFvMUOzJVpjPL1YMfZ3bInYwBDuMfaXTPp5KXh-&utm_source=tactile&gei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&ei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&fo_s=OA,SOE&opi=79508299",
      "thumbnail": "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipNVIN-HKIxqx_20VoUNw5HR4udPYlBrSDw_Jl2g=w80-h100-k-no"
    },
    {
      "position": 4,
      "title": "Uncle Paul's Pizza NY",
      "place_id": "ChIJPxPd_P1YwokRfzLhSiACEoU",
      "data_id": "0x89c258fdfcdd133f:0x851202204ae1327f",
      "data_cid": "9588728894343688831",
      "reviews_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c258fdfcdd133f%3A0x851202204ae1327f&engine=google_maps_reviews&hl=en",
      "photos_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?data_id=0x89c258fdfcdd133f%3A0x851202204ae1327f&engine=google_maps_photos&hl=en",
      "gps_coordinates": {
        "latitude": 40.7546824,
        "longitude": -73.9768744
      },
      "place_id_search": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_maps&google_domain=google.com&hl=en&place_id=ChIJPxPd_P1YwokRfzLhSiACEoU",
      "provider_id": "/g/11cfhqnqf",
      "rating": 4.4,
      "reviews": 2200,
      "price": "$$",
      "type": "Pizza restaurant",
      "types": [
        "Pizza restaurant",
        "Delivery Restaurant",
        "Pizza delivery",
        "Wine bar"
      ],
      "type_id": "pizza_restaurant",
      "type_ids": [
        "pizza_restaurant",
        "delivery_restaurant",
        "pizza_delivery",
        "wine_bar"
      ],
      "address": "70 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017",
      "open_state": "Open ⋅ Closes 9 PM",
      "hours": "Open ⋅ Closes 9 PM",
      "operating_hours": {
        "friday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "saturday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "sunday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "monday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "tuesday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "wednesday": "10 AM–9 PM",
        "thursday": "10 AM–9 PM"
      },
      "phone": "(212) 922-1200",
      "website": "https://www.unclepaulspizzamenu.com/",
      "description": "Casual 24-hour Italian eatery. Slices, pies & Italian dishes with a gourmet twist are served round-the-clock in a low-key space.",
      "service_options": {
        "dine_in": true,
        "takeout": true,
        "no_contact_delivery": true
      },
      "order_online": "https://food.google.com/chooseprovider?restaurantId=/g/11cfhqnqf&g2lbs=AIQllVwwFV-00KVtXPDLOl909gygKO1sb8ufsiTp4qrzDue8tLx2LI8usIZdD5vl_ws8gi5RkBKOTGggSaxNRFmBIMbevCDCh-6CX4dPqc9BXZggJTH_GdMup4K9TVz2GPf2Ot5oeaXrGmvMdhLTjbfDfR7HT771Vg%3D%3D&hl=en-US&gl=us&fo_m=MfohQo559jFvMUOzJVpjPL1YMfZ3bInYwBDuMfaXTPp5KXh-&utm_source=tactile&gei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&ei=8dWhZfreGYXAi-gPheCdkAI&fo_s=OA,SOE&opi=79508299",
      "thumbnail": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gps-proxy/AMy85WLRblytFif4FRHHG1pnPF2PHs-Luusohb1mFT9pohp7x7cIpe2JN4k4rzQxvgRJlFBowt99Z7YQ_DzFe7kqwyZd8pUvFfRGUm05JoDrt9YePoYV057LYqZ42jNyLPSr9chd8sM25ii1aLC7d6V_HPZbrqCvBNwvr7SbejicmSeEWgBxbTKq8KR2=w147-h92-k-no"
    },
    ...
  ],
  "serpapi_pagination": {
    "next": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_maps&google_domain=google.com&hl=en&ll=%4040.7455096%2C-74.0083012%2C14z&q=pizza&start=20&type=search"
  }
}