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A new issue tracker for Google Maps APIs

Starting today, we’re working on facilitating better collaboration between you and the Google Maps APIs product teams, by upgrading to Issue Tracker, a tool we also use internally at Google. We have migrated all issues from the old tracker to the new Issue Tracker hosted at
New Google Issue Tracker
Old Google Code issue tracker

Getting started with Google Issue Tracker should be easy. Check out our documentation for more information about how to create, edit, search, and group issues. By default, Google Issue Tracker only displays issues assigned to you, but you can easily change that to show a hotlist of your choice, a bookmark group or saved searches. You can also adjust notification settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner and selecting settings. For more information, check out the discussion of notification levels in the developer documentation.
The Google Maps APIs bookmark group

Searching for product-specific issues

Opening any issue link will automatically redirect you to the new system. You’ll be able to find all of the issues from in the Issue Tracker, including any issue you have reported, commented on, or starred. If you feel like anything is missing, let us know (how meta!) -- we have backups available!

Google Issue Tracker organizes issues into a component hierarchy. Starting at the Google Maps APIs bookmark group, you can drill down to a particular product's issues. And because each product (and some product features) have their own component, you can easily search for them. For example, you can view all Google Maps JS API v3 or Places API reports, which correspond to the old tracker’s full list for Maps API JS v3 and Places API. You can find the full list of Google Maps APIs components in the support section of our developer documentation. To search within those issues, leave the component ID in the search bar; removing it will search public issues from all Google products.

For detailed instructions on how to create issues check out this guide, Still have questions? Take a peek at our FAQ. If you can’t find the answer please let us know by commenting on this post.

The Google Maps APIs team wants your feedback!

Your feedback is important to us and makes a big difference! Make sure to take advantage of the starring feature for any issues you’re interested in to help us prioritize. As an example, after reviewing your feedback, we recently implemented Styled Maps for Google Maps Android API (received 365 stars) and Google Maps SDK for iOS (received 245 stars).

Please continue helping us improve our products by reporting issues and feature requests!

Google Maps APIs sessions at Google Next ‘17

Next 2017 is just a few days away and we’re looking forward to three days of insightful conversations, amazing technology and, of course, beautiful San Francisco. This year, Google Maps APIs business leaders, engineers, product managers, technical writers, and developer advocates are traveling from Sydney, New York and Mountain View to spend time with our customers and partners. We’re looking forward to sharing how our APIs help build the best location-based experiences for your customers.

Here are our sessions at Google Cloud Next ‘17:

Day 1 (March 8)

Location as a force multiplier: redefining what's possible for enterprises, Gayathri Rajan (VP Product Management).
1:20pm room 3018

Flexible development with the Google Maps APIs, Ankur Kotwal (Developer Advocate).
4:00pm room 3018

    Day 2 (March 9)

    Location-powered, on-demand economy: providing value with Google Maps APIs, Vishal Goenka (Group Product Manager).
    1:30pm room 3018
    Real world gaming: using location data to build immersive mobile experiences, Clementine Jacoby (Associate Product Manager).
    2:40pm room 3018