A HTML embedded visual of the Google Maps view of Central Queensland University
APIs, short for application programming interface, are the protocols and requirements that determine how an application may interact with another application. The Google Map APIs are instructions for devices to display Google Maps and tools for users to alter and incorporate Google Maps into their applications or create their own Maps.
Google 2016, Google Maps for every platform, viewed 22 August 2016, https://developers.google.com/maps/
Proffitt, B 2013, What APIs are and why they are important, viewed 22 August 2016, http://readwrite.com/2013/09/19/api-defined/