Another addition to Google Maps API is the feature ‘Symbols’. This feature allows developers to exact more control over the styling of maps items like push pins, arrows and more. It is a visualization feature and Google showed its implementation by changing the regular air traffic data in to the form of small airplane icons flying across the U.S. map.
Reviews are also available now in the Google Places API. The search engine plans to add full Zagat review data to the API. Presently the developers will have access provided to the top five reviews given to a business listing.Google Maps & Places APIs upgraded with Heatmap Layers, Reviews, & Transit!,