Decoding the Google Maps embedded parameters

This intermediate is not the final answer, and the sequel follows)), just some thoughts

Undocumented method. (with ftid instead of place_id parameter)
Places API Web Service
No warranty in future:

The documented request is:

Need API KEY for this requests Setting up API keys

Answer from Google: (JSON – light parsing)

  "html_attributions": [],
  "result": {
    "address_components": [
        "long_name": "4",
        "short_name": "4",
        "types": ["street_number"]
        "long_name": "Calle Cruz de Piedra",
        "short_name": "Calle Cruz de Piedra",
        "types": ["route"]
        "long_name": "Alacant",
        "short_name": "Alacant",
        "types": ["locality", "political"]
        "long_name": "Alicante",
        "short_name": "A",
        "types": ["administrative_area_level_2", "political"]
        "long_name": "Comunidad Valenciana",
        "short_name": "Comunidad Valenciana",
        "types": ["administrative_area_level_1", "political"]
        "long_name": "Spain",
        "short_name": "ES",
        "types": ["country", "political"]
        "long_name": "03015",
        "short_name": "03015",
        "types": ["postal_code"]
    "adr_address": "\u003cspan class=\"street-address\"\u003eCalle Cruz de Piedra, 4\u003c/span\u003e, \u003cspan class=\"postal-code\"\u003e03015\u003c/span\u003e \u003cspan class=\"locality\"\u003eAlacant\u003c/span\u003e, \u003cspan class=\"region\"\u003eAlicante\u003c/span\u003e, \u003cspan class=\"country-name\"\u003eSpain\u003c/span\u003e",
    "formatted_address": "Calle Cruz de Piedra, 4, 03015 Alacant, Alicante, Spain",
    "geometry": {
      "location": {
        "lat": 38.3642358,
        "lng": -0.4626489
      "viewport": {
        "northeast": {
          "lat": 38.3655847802915,
          "lng": -0.4612999197084979
        "southwest": {
          "lat": 38.3628868197085,
          "lng": -0.463997880291502
    "icon": "",
    "id": "ce1aa5a252b86d559268866a6a4858db9bba3dff",
    "name": "Calle Cruz de Piedra, 4",
    "place_id": "ChIJFwinI3E3Yg0RSMb3_GWb6IU",
    "reference": "CmRbAAAAn6NLYXEs-ttLvUlgjnh5aDHt-LR_hXe6JmUN8fzv6MJ7Q50xt_zUU_WlTc3aL_BQc70-1YjEb6Soluro5rA8cIFJG_w08RSr_JWo_SFEFc1Ncme_dKVKsPX6Q0LtO8gWEhACTzabAMLQfM5xt1_BNsywGhSZr0WRGlutqeuRgs-IY41ndk3yoQ",
    "scope": "GOOGLE",
    "types": ["street_address"],
    "url": ",+4,+03015+Alacant,+Alicante,+Spain&ftid=0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648",
    "utc_offset": 60,
    "vicinity": "Alacant"
  "status": "OK"

Setting up API keys

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To create your application’s API key:

  1. Go to the API Console.
  2. From the projects list, select a project or create a new one.
  3. If the APIs & services page isn’t already open, open the left side
    menu and select APIs & services.
  4. On the left, choose Credentials.
  5. Click Create credentials and then select API key.

Note: In addition to reading the instructions on this page, be sure to read Best practices for securely using API keys.

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for test only! temporary solution:

curl "!4m2!3m1!1s0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648" -s -b -L -H "user-agent: Googlebot/2.1 (+" | FIND """0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648"","

Answer in command prompt:

CURL there if needed

search to be continued….

I think, this (0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648) is ID of map object in GoogleMap database. When click URL1.

For Example

if you want geographic coordinates then click URL2 please and next if need create link as EMBED no problem, result below:


it is FTID (0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648)
The ftid parameter is a unique identifier for certain map objects, just as fid and cid are.
Locations that need to be on the map but are not part of the Local database are identified by the ftid parameter. It is not possible to claim these type of Maps objects through Places.

API Google Places and others work with place-id

for (Calle Cruz de Piedra, 4 03015 Alicante) place-id = ChIJFwinI3E3Yg0RSMb3_GWb6IU

(place -> place-id)
and Reverse (place-id->place)


place-id to location – ok

FTID to location -? question open… for fast and automatic

way over Google:,+4,+03015+Alicante,+%D0%98%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%8F/@38.3642358,-0.4648376,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd62377123a70817:0x85e89b65fcf7c648!8m2!3d38.3642358!4d-0.4626489

for Atlantic Ocean work too:

and two words about Google Maps Embed API:

width="400" height="400" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen>

m create Block with this syntax:
1 Digital – ID or place in current block?
2 Digital – value = size of new block





I hope this helps!

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